IBM Web Experience Factory Blog
Check out this interesting article : http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/pfwiki.nsf/dx/Building_a_PDF-generator_portlet_using_IBM_Web_Experience_Factory
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Check out this article by business partner Davalen on "Sleeping Soundly with Efficiently Designed Portlets"
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Hi folks, new whitepaper: Leveraging IBM Web Experience Factory - click here
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Check out this article: Realizing the value of IBM Business Process Manager in the WebSphere Portal environment, Part 3: Agile development of custom user interfaces using Web Experience Factory - click here
This article introduces an agile approach to developing custom user interface components for IBM® BPM processes leveraging the IBM Business Process Manager REST API. By adding a transformation layer between IBM BPM and IBM Web Experience Factory, you can create user interfaces and adapt them to process data changes with little effort. This content is part of the IBM Business Process Management Journal.
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Cool!!! NewI book covering "IBM WebSphere Portal 8: Web Experience Factory and the Cloud" now available from Chelis Camargo and Helmar Martens. Get free sample chapter click here
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A quick snapshot of what's new in IBM Web Experience Factory:
(For more info on the actual announcement or any of the other awesome stuff that was announced in IBM's Exceptional Web Experience Portfolio, including WebSphere Portal 8, please see links below)
IBM Web Experience Factory is all about making it quick and easy to develop applications (portlets) that are included as part of an exceptional web experience. We've seen our customers doing some awesome stuff, whether it be mobile/tablet mortgage origination solutions, sales solutions for mobile sales staff, employee or customer self-service, really anything the organization can automate to improve their responsiveness, productivity, whilst keeping their development costs low.
In the past, IBM Web Experience Factory (previously known as WebSphere Portlet Factory) has excelled at allowing developers to create exceptional multi-channel experiences.
IBM Web Experience Factory V8.0 builds off this robust base and past success and now provides many new capabilities to make developer multi-channel/mobile experiences even easier. The new release has focussed on the following key areas:
1) Enhanced Mobile/Multi-channel development including:
2) Ease of development, productivity and enterprise integration:
For more great info, check out our wiki and what's new: http://www.lotus.com/ldd/pfwiki.nsf
Ibm Web Experience portfolio Blog Entry: Announcement - a complete refresh and expansion of the industry's most extensible, scalable solutions from IBM's Exceptional Web Experience portfolio.
Formal announcement: 212-132 IBM WebSphere Portal V8.0 and IBM Web Experience Factory V8.0 deliver new capabilities for integrated social, contextual, and optimized multichannel online experiences
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The Web Experience Factory 22.214.171.124 Fix pack has been released and posted to Fix Central.Direct access here:
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(Original posting date: September 28, 2011)
In this blog I wanted to highlight some new documentation and slides that we've recently published, on customizing application UI and layout. I wanted to make sure that people are familiar with the features for using detailed custom HTML layouts within the automation framework of Web Experience Factory.
There two basic approaches to controlling page layout in Web Experience Factory:
Anyone who's used Factory is likely familiar with the data-driven approach to UI development: you point one of the high-level UI builders (such as View & Form) at some data, and the forms and views are generated for you based on the data schema. You can then change the layout using builders and the Design view drag-and-drop tools. This approach can give the quickest development, but it doesn't give you complete detailed control of the HTML layout and design.
For complete customization and control you can use the custom HTML layout approach. This can be the best approach in cases where you're given detailed UI designs that can't easily be implemented using the data-driven approach. With this approach you still get the benefit that builders generate all the "code" into the HTML pages. For example, all the rich behavior of data fields is generated by highly automated builders such as Data Field Settings, and you can use the same high-level UI builders such as View & Form, Data Services User Interface, and Data Page to create the application. However, with this approach you can completely customize the HTML using any HTML editor.
If you want to play with the custom layout approach, the easiest way is to open any UI model, then right-click on a page in the "Pages" or "Application Tree" view. Choose the command for "Export HTML for Data Layout." This will generate an HTML file with named elements corresponding to all the data fields on the page. Then you can edit the HTML using any HTML editor, and whenever the model is regenerated, the builders read the HTML file and add all the code elements for the data. Note that in this case you're customizing just the "data" area of a page; if you want to customize the complete page (including the locations of all the navigation buttons, etc.), you would use the "Complete Page" technique discussed in the linked articles.
The main page for the new wiki documents is here: Creating Your Application's UI
And there are some overview slides here: Approaches to UI Design and Layout