July 7th, 2011

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Thursday, July 7th, 2011

I’ve been really busy with Oracle Development work. To be more specific – UCM.

Just over two weeks to go before my employer launches a new UCM Website that is built with Site Studio. I think the most difficult part of this project was to not develop a site with any pre-conceived notion of how to do it, but to let go, and do things the Site Studio way. Still working on that part.

I believe we will have a successful launch, but I am not completely satisfied with the site. I really like UCM, but Site Studio puts way too many limitations on the contributors who must enter in the content. I’m sure many Oracle folks may balk at that, and yes, there are many easier ways to edit data, but they are fairly pricey and we just couldn’t afford it.

Maybe the next iteration will simply be a Drupal based Web site that uses UCM data via Service calls to get JSON data. I think this would be much more easy, and would have saved a lot of heartache and money.

Then again, this is the last “just over two weeks left” push. Working late seems normal at this point.

I’m sure looking forward to about three weeks from now!