“Yaaaaaaaaaah” I never felt this relief before, at last we will build a new Egypt,
at last we will live freely and feel our human rights and
at last Egypt is a Free Country.
The past 18 days were so hard, as I’m not currently in Egypt, I felt so bad not being part in all this, felt so bad that I’m safe here, while my family and my friends are at risk, I felt so bad that I can’t be part of a big change happens to people from inside and reflected on their outer behavior, I felt so bad to realize I’m more patriotic than I could ever imagine, and yet I couldn’t do something about it!
All people who know me knows that I hate political news and News channels, but after thinking about those days I realized that I didn’t change Al-Jazeera channel for those 18 days, waiting for any statement of the President like a child waiting for candy, disappointed when I realized that most of them are not candies, but a mere rotten Hrnkc-حرنكش- but I was jumping in joy as I heard the latest statement of Omar Soliman, GOD I FELT SO HAPPY!
I wish that I could be there, joining the forces of Revolution.
I wish that I could help my family, when thugs attacks were many.
I wish that I could share the happiness of the Egyptian street, in Cairo.
I wish that I could be there, cleaning Al-Tahrir with all the others.
But in the end I’m so proud of being an Egyptian, like never before, and I’m so proud of Egypt, the Free Country.
I’ll leave you with this video that My Brother made:
I’ve recently installed and configured WebCenter Interaction to work with Active Directory in my recent project, and I can fully say with a heart full of confidence that WebCenter Interaction are the best customizable, editable portal I’ve ever seen!
The configuration, and customization level that can be done is pretty much amazing, all I had to do, is installing the component (has a separate installer) you can find more about the installation process in here.
Restarted my server, created an authentication source, and voala, I’ve the groups and users from the Active Directory, and I can map additional attributes in Active Directory through profile source, and accordingly I can dynamic assign users to groups based on rules on the attributes, so I don’t have to manually put each user in his respective group, and therefor the privileges for his community.
All done in simple easy steps, that could be done in an hour or two top, when you have all configurations.
So I was busy in the last couple of weeks, doing multiple work with ADF with RIDC
I have to admit, RIDC really ROX, and also working with SOA 11g and how SOA literally changing my life -to the better-.
I bought the book Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook It’s really amazing, not only from technical point of view, but the case study that is presented in the book is more than beautiful, the book teaches how to Think in SOA not just what component does what in Oracle SOA Suite.
The topic that interest me the most is Complex Event Processing or CEP, CEP importance is everywhere and who doesn’t need to search for patterns in the data to take decisions, and all the big companies have this critical business that needs to process data real time for such patterns to take actions.
Add to that my journey with WebCenter Spaces and how to fully customize and extending it, and how can this amazingly beautiful product to have such a capabilities and integration methodologies, they took a lot from WebCenter Interaction -The best in WCI- and added more of Social Activities and Web2.0 enhancements with the powerfulness of Weblogic, you got a complete stack -Slow but Powerful- (Slow as I’m testing all that in a single machine!)
I’m really having a great journey with Oracle Fusion Middleware and my next couple of Articles I’ll be presenting some of its powerfulness with some cool tutorials I promise, and It’ll be presented in the mdlwr blog.
During this time also, I’ll try my best to provide an enhancement to the Android Browser WebView to enable Android Devices to read basic Arabic letter, with the latest BAR source control, after enhancements.
I’m planning also to buy the HTC Desire HD to test my solution, and see the application live working.
No matter how hard you try to make your development environment as close as possible to your production, you get disappointed by a lot of errors in production mode!
Experience is what helps you in that issue, but even with experience the migration process from development to production still can be very painful.
But…I can proudly say, that you won’t face such a trouble with WebCenter Interaction!
Thanks to the WebCenter Interaction Migration mechanism, which export portal object in a .pte (PorTal Extension) to be imported easily with their dependencies and parents, the migration process couldn’t be easier, and it took me about ummm 30 minutes, to transfer more than 50 Community, 100 pages, layouts and custom portlets with it’s related dependencies (Includes copying and pasting files from both servers!).
So bad that WCI is no longer in strategic products of Oracle, it could be the best out there
As I recently get to eat by myself, I always think, well as my hands are full doing eating -duh-, what should I watch on my PC, and as I’m a TV hater, so I watch everything on my pc
If it’s Wednesday or Friday, then its Bleach and Naruto respectively…
humm, that’s a problem, I eat more than 2 times a week, so I started to download other stuff, stuff like TV Shows, well I watched so many TV Shows, Heroes, Prison Break, Malcolm in the Middle and House, and I finished them all -except for Malcolm, I couldn’t find a decent torrent-, and I always find it great to have a little laughters in my meals.
That’s why I love stand up comedy shows, its so amazing, Jim Carrey always crack me up, Robin Williams woohooo and lastly George Carlin
This guy is truly amazing, He may be old, but I had my hands on his old shows, and God it was hilarious, it has less swearing than the others, but lots and lots of fun.
His facial expressions always crack me up, and his quote always surprises me “There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.” Taking about the present in one of an amazing shows.
Well, let’s stop talking, here is a sample of his stuff!
As I knew that there is no way my post commenter(s) can know if new comment has been added, and watch the thread.
I was searching for a nice solution that can help me out through to solve this problem.
and so I was introduced to Disqus, a great web application that seamlessly integrate with any blogging system -except for blogpost-, and override its commenting system to replace it, and sync comments in both sides!
That’s great news, then why didn’t I do it early??
well I didn’t have much time!!
But as today is my birthday, so this is my gift to myself and to all who watch this blog, thank you all and happy commenting!
Here is a head start, and enjoy the rest on mdlwr with Oracle Middleware Products
I recently faced a requirements when the customer needed to display a custom portlet of Oracle UCM specific Document Type in WebCenter Interaction, and those who don’t know WebCenter Interaction aka WCI aka AquaLogic User Interaction aka ALUI, should read about it!
Anyway so I went through UCM Content Portlet Suite (CPS), and I found the search but, the customer wanted a thumbnail (Rendition) of the document to be displayed!
So instantly -actually 2 weeks later!- I started to dig out how to deal with this JSON object returned, and how can I use it to fulfill my needs.
The author of the Video/Article gave 2 simple examples, Showing the folder structure of the UCM and to search UCM, using the Ajax way!
So as I wanted to get the result of a specific document type, so I was interested in his last example,
1-How can I tune his search query to give me what I need?,
2-How can I actually get the rendition of the file? and
3- How can I know the image path using the rendition?
Life was taking me so away, so away that I didn’t wake up but today at the middle of the day realizing that I’m all alone, and all is what I have left of me!
But that’s not what I’m talking about now, now it’s time for Feast, and I wanted to tell you all Happy Feast and sorry if I’m late in response to you either by mails or by writing posts, but inshaAllah I’ll be more active in the future…
Enjoy your Feast, and Pray for New more Ramadan(s) to come inshaAllah