The Definitive Guide to Stellent Content Server Development / Edition 1

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The Definitive Guide to Stellent 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 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Architecture
  3. Using HCSTs
  4. Using JSPs and Servlets in Stellent
  5. Using HCSPs and HCSFs
  6. Leveraging IDOC Resources
  7. Introduction to Custom Components
  8. Customizing Layouts and Skins
  9. Customizing Forms and Core Templates
  10. Advanced Component Architecture
  11. Custom Java Components
  12. Advanced Topics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590596845
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 537,268
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian "Bex" Huff has worked at Stellent for seven years, and is a generally acknowledged guru on the Content Server. He's worn many hats in the company, including that of architect, designer, and developer, and he has performed training, documentation, and consulting. Brian is a moderator and frequent contributor to the intradoc_users Yahoo group for Stellent users.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Architecture 15
Ch. 3 Using HCSTs 45
Ch. 4 Using JSPs and servlets in Stellent 65
Ch. 5 Using HCSPs and HCSFs 85
Ch. 6 Leveraging IDOC resources 115
Ch. 7 Introduction to custom components 133
Ch. 8 Customizing layouts and skins 143
Ch. 9 Customizing forms and core templates 157
Ch. 10 Advanced component architecture 187
Ch. 11 Custom Java components 209
Ch. 12 Advanced topics 263
App. A IdocScript language basics 283
App. B Common IdocScript functions 301
App. C IdocScript variables 343
App. D Dynamic HTML resource includes 367
App. E Stellent services 373
App. F Tomcat integration reference 401
App. G Layout manager API 411
App. H Java filter events 417
App. I Aliasable Java classes 439
App. J HyperData format 453
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