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  1. Enhancing the Developer Experience: Java Version Issues Developing for Portal 8 and 8.5

    Introduction I recently ran into an issue where I was using my Rational Application Developer environment, along with build.xml to build an .ear file for a customer.  The custom code, once deployed, was not showing as available to the Portal Server....

    Written on: Mar 17, 2016    Author: Chris Knight

  2. WCM Tools Series: Get Items in a Project

    Introduction We ran across a use case where we needed to be able to retrieve the assets that were associated with a published project, in order to generate a list of the assets that had been changed.   Using the WCM API, we can build a tool that allows...

    Written on: Mar 11, 2016    Author: Chris Knight

    Filed under: tools, jsp, wcm, custom

  3. Setting up IBM Installation Manager for X11 forwarding on CentOS

    Introduction For this guide I will assume you're using Windows with Putty and XMing for your X11 forwarding. Please install those programs prior to proceeding if you'd like to follow this guide exactly as written. When setting up a new installation of...

    Written on: Mar 11, 2016    Author: Ryan Mullett

  4. Tasks Before Opening a service request (PMR) for WebSphere

    If you need to open a service request or problem management record (PMR) there may be some questions that you need answered. We will go over how to create a PMR and what needs to be done.   Before you create a service request it would be helpful to gather...

    Written on: Mar 2, 2016    Author: John Ewers

  5. SEO and WebSphere Portal in CF08

    One of the constant struggles with WebSphere Portal is SEO issues with the urls that are generated.  Work arounds like hard coding urls, url mapping, turning off friendly url redirects, and URL rewrites at the HTTP server, have all been tried and are more...

    Written on: Mar 2, 2016    Author: uid=wpsadmin,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=wpsadmin,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

    Filed under: search, portal, seo, engine, websphere

  6. CF08 Theme Manager Access

    If you work with Portal themes at all, you have likely already heard about or even used the Theme Manager portlet made available in cf08.  The theme manager is really great, and IBM has provided a great walkthrough on developing with the new tools...

    Written on: Feb 24, 2016    Author: Nick Ciafardoni

  7. InContext Primer: What is InContext?

    The InContext tag is a powerful tool in the WCM Developer's arsenal that can be useful and tricky to utilize properly. It was briefly touched upon in a prior blog post about Context Switching tools that WCM provides. The InContext tag allows the developer...

    Written on: Feb 23, 2016    Author: Kapish Aggarwal

  8. InContext Primer Part 2: Further Examination of InContext

    In the previous part of this blog series, I talked about the InContext tag and how it works. This part we will further explore the tag along with potential pitfalls.   The first point to be made is that InContext is technically a plugin, not an Element or...

    Written on: Feb 23, 2016    Author: Kapish Aggarwal

  9. Enhancing the Developer Experience: Attaching the Eclipse Debugger to WebSphere Portal

    Introduction One of the more powerful ways to troubleshoot an issue is the ability to attach a debugger to WebSphere Portal to be able to walk through your code to see where the issue lies.   In this scenario, I am attaching my debugger locally, which...

    Written on: Feb 17, 2016    Author: Chris Knight

    Filed under: experience, enhance, developer, wcm, code, debugging

  10. Quick Development Tip: RAD Code Templates

    Code templates in Rational Application Developer (RAD)/Eclipse are a great way to keep Java code blocks consistent. To access the code templates navigate to Preferences -> Java -> Code Style -> Code Templates. Here you can specify the code that is...

    Written on: Feb 16, 2016    Author: John Ewers

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