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This month WLDJ focuses on third-party integration. We cover products that integrate at different levels of the BEA e-business platform, and have guest editorials from vendors who have successfully partnered with BEA to provide closely integrated solutions on top of WebLogic Server. Sp...
'Migration,' in terms of J2EE, generally means good things for a project or application. It means bug fixes from a previous version, new features to make your life easier (whether you are a developer or a system administrator), and often it means performance, fault-tolerance, and scala...
Finally, let's talk tools. Many tool vendors are making noise about transaction response times. But a closer look reveals that the analysis some tools provide is in fact highly tier-specific, leaving you with only a partial view of transaction throughput. Production- monitoring tools, ...
The much awaited WebLogic Server 7.0 beta release was announced on Feb. 24, 2002, at BEA's eWorld conference in San Diego. Continuing in its path as the Number 1 Web application server, WLS 7.0 implements J2EE 1.3 technologies, Web services, and other Internet standards to provide a re...
Web services. Who needs them? You will. Indeed, I have. As a proof of concept for a wireless company, I wrote an application that allowed users to manage a fantasy football team from any WAP-enabled handheld. Users could set their lineup for the big day, or add and drop players from ...
Welcome to the eWorld issue of BEA WebLogic Developers Journal! Each year WebLogic developers and managers make a pilgrimage to eWorld to meet with vendors hawking wares in the exhibit hall, to listen to BEA visionaries in jam-packed sessions, and perhaps most of all, to see what new, ...
In the mid 1990s, I worked with an application development environment (ADE) called Forte - essentially, PowerBuilder on steroids. It allowed for scalable, distributed applications to be developed, debugged, and deployed easily within a single environment. The technology was really coo...
Probably one of the most interesting tasks that can be given to an architect (system architect, program architect, lead architect, application architect - pick the title that resonates most in your environment) is the task of evaluating or determining the direction of an enterprise arc...
Welcome to the inaugural issue of BEA WebLogic Developer's Journal (WLDJ)! Anyone who has not been living under a rock for the past two years has seen J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) become the de facto standard for developing component-based, server-side applications. As a leadin...
There are numerous news groups and discussion lists on the topic of J2EE. I follow several regularly to track trends from the industry's news and views. The mindset I've seen over the past six months has been one of 'topple the giant,' a modern-day 'Jack the Giant Slayer.' In 'Jack the...