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Elastic List Applets @ IP 2015
Before you start wondering, I have not accidentally written 2016 as 2015 in the title. If you are following the Siebel Updates then you would by now know that as part of IP 2016 Oracle is introducing a feature called Elastic List Applets. So, for people who haven’t heard about it here is some background. Traditionally Siebel List Applets have some blank space allocated to their structure even if there are no records are present in the applet (screenshot). This space doesn’t serve any functional purpose except for hoarding screen real estate. (more…) [more]
Downloaded siebelhub library published by @lex and had a look at the code. It is fantastic piece of coding with modularized code and well-structured functions. It also helps in understanding basic JavaScript concepts required for Siebel OpenUI development. The best part was the way to dynamically attach custom functions with PM events such as Field Change or Record Change.  This concept can help us develop truly global functionalities without needing the use of individual PM & PR’s for applets or views.  I used to this to develop a really useful functionality of favorite records. I will share the use [more]
Web Notifications – Making Siebel Notifications better
Web Notifications is little known feature that allows websites to display desktop style notification based on user permissions. Now it is extensively used by websites such as New Sites, What’s app web to display desktop style notifications. When I came across this feature the thought that immediately that came to my mind was can this be used for Siebel OpenUI notifications that have replace black message broadcast bar in HI. (more…) [more]
Debugger to the rescue for global js files – IP2015
Guess what, I am working on OpenUI again and it feels really good. I recently, got an opportunity to work on IP 2015 and developing some really cool functionalities (Favorites, Broadcast Message Bar etc) as part of project. A lot of things have changed as compared to 8.1.1.11, PM’s & PR’s have become more structured. Themes have moved in to manifest but with all the good things comes the complexity. We all know that we can have our custom js file included at the application level by copying the “PLATFORM INDEPENDENT” manifest entry and linking our custom js file. This [more]
In the last post I described what I understand by BigData. Now the next thing is to get an understanding of BigData ecosystem. There are lots of tools available that are used in BigData world. Some of them are paid and many of them are free. In this post I will go through some of the basic terms & tools that you have to know to claim your arrival to the BigData world. Yes, you can also use this information to create an impression on your fellow colleagues ;) . So, let’s get started Hadoop: This is by far the [more]
I am pretty sure almost everybody connected to IT in anyway must have heard the term Big Data. Now, before you close the article thinking it doesn’t have to do anything with Siebel, STOP. What I have realized in my new stint is that technology is changing too fast. If you confine yourself with just one skill, you will soon become dinosaur of the IT world and that means that you well on your way to become extinct. Even if you are not proficient you should keep yourself knowledgeable with what is happening in IT world. (more…) [more]

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