Share on WebCenter Bookmarklet

As part of our ongoing work with the internal instance of WebCenter (@oraclewebcenter), Rich (@rmanalan) has released a bookmarklet that allows for quick and easy sharing of a link to WebCenter, no need to copy the link and navigate to WebCenter.

The bookmarklet creates a message board entry in your personal space (if you select My Connections from the dropdown) or in a group space (if you pick one from the dropdown) with your message and a link to the page you shared.

Rich has promised a technical discussion of the particulars, which he says are interesting. If you want that, stay tuned.

If you’re an employee, hit me up on email for the how-tos. If you’re a customer, partner, or otherwise interested party, drop a comment, and we’ll try to get you something you can reuse. Try, being the key word.

Rich plans to extend the bookmarklet to allow for ad hoc sharing, without requiring a link, and to include file upload, possibly via an HTML5 dropzone like GMail has.

As a team, we’re focusing some energy on adding new ways to interact with WebCenter from outside the Spaces web app, leveraging the services and extensibility inherent to the product.

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Update: Rich has shared a technical discussion of his bookmarklet.

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9 comments

  1. That seems interesting, being able to make use of the WebCenter power like this from everywhere gives it a great added value for social Enterprise.

    I'll be interested in the how-to of this bookmarklet, and my company is a partner!

  2. Thanks for your interest. Stay tuned for Rich's post on technical details. We'll be in touch if we can share any reusable code.

  3. Great work as always. Well done guys.
    Which OOTB skin do you guys use – I don`t remember any lookng like that?

  4. Thanks. We're using MystFX, but the bookmarklet runs independently of WC. So, Rich has styled it himself. Maybe he'll mention the CSS stuff too in his post.

  5. great post! it should be great i you write an article about “Agile Development with WebCenter”, and explain tools, best practices, …

  6. Thanks. Not sure it warrants a full post, since agile is pretty much the same regardless of the toolset you're using. The key, in my mind, is to iterate quickly, which means controlling scope. Hope that helps.

  7. Thanks. Not sure it warrants a full post, since agile is pretty much the same regardless of the toolset you're using. The key, in my mind, is to iterate quickly, which means controlling scope. Hope that helps.

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