Java Content Repositories (JCR) on the Move. Day Software, a provider of content management and infrastructure software, announces that Obinary will embed Days Content Repository Extreme (CRX) across its entire product sets. CRX – Days Java Content Repository – is the industrys first full implementation of JSR… [CMSwire]
Portals: are you ready to make the leap?. Shiv Singh has written an article exploring when to migrate to a portal for your intranet or extranet. To quote: For a business manager, choosing a portal package is not an easy decision. While the benefits for corporate IT departments… [Column Two]
This is a short, excellent article that can help you really think about whether or not you will get business value out of a portal implementation. One of my favorite tidbits:
Intranets and extranets built on portal platforms are less usable than regular websites. Most portal vendors limit how much the user interface can be customized to prevent the software from becoming buggy. As a result, most portal packages have user interfaces that are clunky, and relatively unusable for novice computer users.
Agreed. It is somewhat deflating after a large portal implementation, particularly if it is very content-centric, to take a step back and realize that millions of dollars and thousands of person-hours have essentially resulted in a web site that is difficult to maintain and use. Obviously, this anti-climactic feeling can subside if personalization can be leveraged, if applications can be integrated, and if user adoption flourishes, but organizations need to walk in to a portal implementation with their eyes open on this issue.
WebSphereNetworkDeploymentConfigurationGuide_525SP3. This document contains limitations, Websphere set up steps, WDK set up steps and a troubleshooting guide to aid in configuring a WebSphere network deployment. The information in the document relates to all 5.2.5 SP3 WDK-based applications. [EMC Documentum Developer Program – New Content]
Devprog Samson-like Eclipse Plugin. Some of you may be familiar with an unsupported repository utility called Samson. This simple Eclipse plug-in attempts to recreate some of the Samson functionality. The plug-in provides a repository tree navigation view, type tree view, properties dump view and the ability to execute DQL and XDQL queries. [EMC Documentum Developer Program – New Content]
Tips for Developing WDK Benchmarks. Developing automated test scripts for WDK based applications such as Webtop,DCM, Webpublisher and your custom applications can be quite challenging, due to the complexity of the WDK. This document outlines the best practices, top tips and common pitfalls as learned by the engineers in Documentums Performance and Capacity Planning group during the development of our own internal benchmark scripts and utilities. [EMC Documentum Developer Program – New Content]