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Adaptive computing, self-healing systems, Grid and on-demand computing, autonomic computing.... Vendors from all sides are throwing buzzwords around, a new one every day or so it seems. This month we'll try to make sense of it all by looking at what is here today, what will be ...
BEA believes that both open-source projects and commercial Java platform products like WebLogic are crucial to the health of the Java ecosystem. That's why WebLogic runs on top of, incorporates, contributes to, and creates open-source technologies. Even open-source projects that provid...
One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is traveling around the world and talking to CIOs about the many pressing challenges of managing today's heterogeneous IT infrastructure. It's clear to me that in today's difficult economy, it is not that CIOs are 'not spending' money. They're ...
The explosion of Web services has spawned significant new challenges for IT and the technologies they use. With the infrastructure requirements for WebLogic applications growing more complex, the addition of Web services suddenly expands the management focus to systems and applications...
This is the first in a series of articles from the Office of the CTO at BEA Systems. As my main area of expertise and interest is application architecture, my role within the CTO's office allows me to explore how BEA's customers and products interact around applications - architecture,...
This month I've decided to explore some of the more advanced performance enhancements that you can use if you are using EJB 2.0 on WebLogic. Our container-managed persistence (CMP) engine exposes several strategies for you to configure to get the most efficient - meaning least - use of...
The Java Management API (JMX) has been integral to managing the WebLogic Server since WebLogic 6.0. Through this API you can search for management beans (mbeans) within the application server and query them for both configuration information and runtime monitoring information.
As developers rapidly embraced the use of component-based architectures, the role of application servers in production has expanded from hosting somewhat simple, servlet-based applications to exploiting Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) and Java messaging services (JMS) to build robust eBusi...
WebLogic Server 7.0 contains the most advanced, performant, and standards-compliant Web service stack of any application server. With an additional download (until the JAX-RPC specification goes final - it may by the time you see this article - see http://jcp.org/jsr/detail/101.jsp...
Working at a software company and watching products evolve over the years, 'Migrate Early, and Often'is the best advice I can give someone who is trying to stay on the cutting edge of technology. Obviously, if you have an application that's in production with no problems and you aren't...
Development and deployment. These are the foci of the WebLogic Platform 7.0 release. Don't get me wrong, it's not like we haven't been working on the container itself, we still have J2EE 1.3 compliance and some really high ECPerf numbers. We have, though, released with the product thre...
Application server performance. Database performance. Hardware performance. These are numbers measured in the popular press, although in most situations they have little to do with your application's real-world performance. The number one way to increase performance, the thing that giv...
At BEA, we know that the WebLogic community of developers - which currently numbers more than 350,000 people worldwide - is one of the main reasons behind our success. We are committed to making your work easier, more productive, more rewarding, and more informed. The new WebLogic Dev...
THIS MONTH I'M GOING TO TALK about Web Services (capitals intended - I'll explain in a minute). Specifically, as one of the architects of BEA's SOAP/WSDL stack, I'd like to talk to you about Web Services and where they fit in with J2EE and Java in general.
Wow. That's what I have to say when I look back at where WebLogic began and where it has gone since then. When I started working at WebLogic, the only core people there were the founders, the president, an administrative assistant, and a lone sales person. Of course, back then our b...
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