WebLogic 11g (10.3.4) Install on Windows – WLS 11gR3

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I documented the steps I took to complete an install of WebLogic 11g PS3 (10.3.4) — sometimes also called 11gR3 — on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OS. There is only a 32-bit version of WebLogic available for Windows, but it runs fine on Windows 7 64-bit and, as I understand, the same way with other version of the Windows OS as well (Vista, XP, Servers, etc.). [box type=”shadow”]Note: The WebLogic Server version is 10.3.4, but this release coincides with other Oracle Fusion Middleware products released with a version numbering of[/box] This walk-through covers: WebLogic 11g Install on Windows … Read More

Liferay Intranet Portal with Google Charts Dashboard

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I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, and finally got around to adding Google Charts into an enterprise intranet portal. We had five unique data points to display as key performance indicators (KPIs) for how the organization is performing. We have delivered a number of whizbang charting and dashboard capabilities and had a lot of fun with them over the years, but this time, we wanted a lightweight capability that generated images (no Flash and no JavaScript) so any old browser on any platform would render this area properly. We also didn’t want to introduce any extra file … Read More

Liferay – Transparency Equals Comfort

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The open source movement has been amazing in the enterprise. We have been working with Liferay for a while now, and find it to be getting better each day. The nice thing is, we can literally see it get better each day with direct access to the source over the web along with detailed commits and much more than ever anticipated we would ever know about our enterprise solutions. I believe that this is an example of transparency that makes the open source environment even more compelling. Not only are these capabilities helping move along the open source environment and … Read More

Eclipse IDE Names and Versions Through Helios

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Sometimes I am asked about Eclipse versions or see people reference only the name online, assuming their readers know the history/future. Here is a quick cheat sheet on Eclipse IDE versions with names as of today going back to Callisto in June 2006: (Planned) Juno (Version 3.8 and 4.2) – June 2012 Indigo (Version 3.7) – June 2011 Helios (Version 3.6) – June 2010 Galileo (Version 3.5) – June 2009 Ganymede (Version 3.4) – June 2008 Europa (Version 3.3) – June 2007 Callisto (Version 3.2) – June 2006 [box] Given the reputation of large corporations to release enterprise software products … Read More

Enterprise, Dynamic Web Form Generation – Formulator

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We are working on an interesting project dynamically generating web forms for the enterprise. We have done this many times in the past, but this time, we are taking dynamic form generation to a new level. The scale, architecture, flexibility, and robust functionality that we are building is exciting. In its simplest form, we are allowing an enterprise entity to be mapped to web forms dynamically, along with both an administrative and end-user interfaces to manage the process. Here is a draft we are customizing for a customer (the actual implementation looks even more interesting/fresh). I have talked to some … Read More