ECM Best Practices: Training

One of the most useful but less known trick in a fully managed Oracle UCM production site, for example ImageSource, Inc.,  is to prevent content editing on a web site.  By default, a managed or dynamic site allows the content owners to enter the contributor mode by navigating to web pages and hit a standard hot key Ctrl + Shift + F5.  This mode is all fine and useful in development and contribution servers, but it is a no no in a production environment.

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One API To Rule Them All!

I have spent the last six years customizing, integrating and extending a menagerie of different ECM systems.   Each system has it’s own features, drawbacks, pitfalls and of course, APIs.  The APIs for the systems I work with come in all sorts of flavors; COM, .NET, Java and Web Services to name a few.  Every once in a while I ask myself, would it be possible to write a single library that encompasses all of these ECM systems, or at least, the most common ones?

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