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  1. Learning to Learn

    Parents and friends often ask “What do you learn when you are in school for computer science”.  I figured out early in school that my degree was less about Java and discreet mathematics, and more about the ability to pick up new skills and...

    Written on: Jun 27, 2016    Author: uid=nciafardoni,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=nciafardoni,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

  2. Enhancing the Developer Experience:Portal Tagging and Rating REST API

    Introduction While trying to leverage the tagging and rating widgets, we were struggling with trying to mix jQuery with the necessary dojo widget that we only needed for the purpose of the tagging widget.  We started down the road of leveraging the SPI...

    Written on: Jun 22, 2016    Author: Chris Knight

    Filed under: tagging, portal, rest, api, rating, developer, wcm

  3. Unraveling the mysteries of Portal Search REST API - Part 2

    In part 1 I talked about some of the issues with the documentation of the Search REST API.  In Part 2, I'll outline how to setup facets (or filters) for your search.   Step 1 - Identify fields to use as facets: Any of the built-in WCM fields like...

    Written on: Jun 16, 2016    Author: Maria Rauba

    Filed under: search, portal, rest, facets, seedlist, constraints, api, remote, collection, count, faulty, ibm, service, weight, facetedfields, custom

  4. Re-enabling Hidden Portlets

    Once a portlet is hidden on a portal page it can be a little confusing how to get it back on the page. Luckily it is pretty simple once you know how to do it. A hidden portlet is moved to a whole seperate section of the page, which isn't displayed by...

    Written on: Jun 16, 2016    Author: uid=jewers,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=jewers,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

  5. WCM Tag Availability in 8.0 vs. 8.5 CF11 Update

    If you happen to be doing WCM work in different environments, you may have had the misfortune of trying to use tags that work in one, but not another.  WCM has been growing with each new version and fix pack, and if you are working in different versions...

    Written on: Jun 15, 2016    Author: uid=jewers,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=jewers,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

  6. WCM Quick Hits: Setting Menu Parameter using Plugin Tag

    Introduction One of the use cases for WCM menu components is the ability to pass parameters to the menu.  Normally this is accomplished using query parameters on the URL, or adding to the parameter map of a WCM Rendering Context within a menu.   An...

    Written on: Jun 10, 2016    Author: Chris Knight

    Filed under: developer, plugin, wcm, menu, quickhits

  7. Accessing Content in a Virtual Portal

    Accessing Content in Virtual Portals using APIs Virtual Portals have been around for a while, but the APIs needed to manipulate WCM objects from outside that Virtual Portal have not. Note that if your Java or JSP code is contained in a portlet in the Virtual...

    Written on: Jun 3, 2016    Author: Bryant Poole

  8. Asponte Amplified! #IBMAmplify Sentiment Analysis

    Asponte has all finally found their way back home after an epic first attendance of the IBM Amplify conference. As many of you are aware, we've been attending the IBM WebSphere Portal conference for many years. Now that Portal falls into the Commerce...

    Written on: Mar 25, 2016    Author: Philip Cheshire

  9. Removing portal context root and default home from URLs

    IBM has provided many ways over the years to help improve the general readability of their URLs.  Friendly URLs give you more descriptive paths to pages, vanity URLs let you create specialized links to specific pages, and stateless URLs get rid of all the...

    Written on: Mar 19, 2016    Author: uid=nciafardoni,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com uid=nciafardoni,cn=users,dc=asponte,dc=com

    Filed under: portal, context, 8.5, wps

  10. WCM 8.5 CF09 - InContext Tag Changes

    Previous blog entries have discussed the power of using the InContext tag. Cumulative Fix Pack 09 for WCM 8.5 has modified the behavior of the InContext tag, which will cause some previous code to no longer work.  UUID Parameter and No Content Found...

    Written on: Mar 18, 2016    Author: Kapish Aggarwal

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