This book was released on Monday, June 26th, 2006. It is currently available for purchase from APress Publishers. It is also available on Amazon.com, and ships within 24 hours. I am having a lot of fun tracking its sales rank. I also wrote a script to scrape the sales rank from Amazon.com, and store it in a spreadsheet.
The official description for the book is as follows:
The Definitive Guide to
Stellent Oracle Content Server Development is the most complete book available for this Enterprise Content Management application. It gives an introduction to Content Management, followed by an in-depth discussion of Stellent's Oracle's core service-oriented architecture.
It details how its flexible, component-driven model makes it easy to customize the appearance and behavior of the server. Focusing on the developer, this book gives step-by-step examples for creating data entry forms, designing skins, adding services, customizing the web interface, integrating with other applications, and modifying the behavior with Java. Throughout the book the author reveals tips and tricks on security, performance, metadata design, maintenance, undocumented features, and general best practices.
It is complete with appendices detailing the inner working of the Content Server. This includes a full discussion about the IdocScript language, the JSP integration layer, and some of the internal Java APIs. You will find this a vital resource whether you're just considering Stellent, or you own it and want to customize it to fit your exact needs.
Are you looking for a guide for general content server users or administrators? Oracle University offers training and manuals; one of them should suit your needs. I'd recommend the Web Based Training product for training your general users: partially because I helped create it, but mostly because its far less boring than a book. ;)
10-05-07 Update: My book is searchable via Google Book Search, so if you're having a hard time finding info on personalization or CHECKIN_NEW, you can use Google. Its not as nice as owning a PDF of the book, but it'll do in a pinch.
7-20-06 Update: I discovered a security hole in the Java component named 'StartupService'. If you have this component installed, please replace it with the latest version of the source code.
If you find and error or omission anywhere in the book, you can either:
- Leave a comment below, or
- Fill out an official eratta report with the publisher.