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This is the last installment in my series of articles on modernizing legacy systems with the BEA WebLogic Platform (WLJ, Vol. 3, issues 2-3). Part 1 introduced a high-level 'modernization process,' with a 'recipe' towards modernizing legacy systems.
This article is the fifth in a series of articles on BEA WebLogic Server administration and management for developers (see WLDJ, Vol 2, issues 10 -12; Vol. 3, issue 2). We have focused on WebLogic Server administration concepts and terminology, the graphical tools for packaging an appl...
This month's article is again inspired by a posting on the weblogic.developer.interest.transaction newsgroup. The question (excerpted from the posting) was: Does the 10 in weblogic-ejb-jar.xml apply to transactions that are in a suspended state?
Most developers have at least heard of XA, which describes the standard protocol that allows coordination, commitment, and recovery between transaction managers and resource managers. Products such as CICS, Tuxedo, and even BEA WebLogic Server act as transaction managers, coordinating ...
H & W has announced the release of DiagnoSys Performance Scouts, comprehensive mainframe data collection agents for its DiagnoSys intelligent performance management solution. Together, DiagnoSys and Performance Scouts ensure that crucial Web applications perform optimally, keeping user...
SYS-CON Media, the world's leading i-technology magazine publisher, announced today that its WLDJ has applied for BPA membership. BPA International will track circulation for WLDJ based on demographic and geographic coverage. The upcoming May 2004 issue of WLDJ has a print circulation ...
Whizlabs Software has launched WebLogic 7.0 Certification Exam Simulator for 'BEA Certified Specialist: Server' track.
Covad Communications Group, Inc. a national broadband service provider, has signed an enterprise license agreement with BEA and plans to migrate its IT infrastructure to BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1.
New from ReportingEngines is the Formula One e.Report Engine for WebLogic Workshop, a completely integrated Java reporting toolset that can be used to design, preview, compile, and deploy reports for a broad range of projects.
The enterprise software and services company iRise has expanded its partnership with BEA Systems to provide an integrated definition and development solution.
BEA and the American Electronics Association are hosting a one-day conference entitled, 'Large Scale e-Government: One Enterprise.'
Anyone who has recently been on the job hunting circuit, looking for a position as a developer, knows that employers are getting rather picky. With the oversupply of IT professionals, recruiters are not just looking for good people, they are looking for good people with an exact skill ...
BEA WebLogic Enterprise Security 4.1 offers a new, integrated approach to addressing the distributed application security problem found with enterprise applications.
The data exchanged in business-to-business (B2B) messages is often sensitive and requires protection. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) provides protection at the transport level through the confidentiality of data exchanged between two endpoints.
BEA WebLogic Workshop is fabulous at hiding many of the complexities of a J2EE application. This can be a problem when things don't behave this way you might expect. Tools are great, but sometimes do things 'for us' that we really don't want.
This article will provide some useful tips for debugging your BEA WebLogic Server applications when a system core file occurs. It describes debugging tips, problem troubleshooting, and tools available to assist you in this process.
For the past several years there has been widespread agreement that the adoption of Web services for production applications will be limited, particularly for B2B transactions, until standardized security mechanisms, designed specifically for Web services, become available. While some ...
EMALL is a procurement and collaborative commerce portal for the U.S. Department of Defense and based on J2EE and WebLogic Platform 8.1. One core component of EMALL is a rule engine based on WebLogic Platform 8.1.
My previous article (WLDJ, Vol. 3, issue 2) introduced a 'recipe' to modernize legacy systems with the BEA WebLogic Platform by using a step-by-step approach. In many ways, that article introduced a 'modernization process'; in this one I will delve into the details of cross-platform in...
Whatever your innermost feelings about the symbols, and however fondly you remember debugging network infrastructures with nothing more than a LAN sniffer and an uncanny ability to interpret 4k blocks of hex, it is fairly safe to say that Web services are here to stay. With the indust...
This article discusses troubleshooting techniques for Java applications by analyzing Java thread dumps. We can use thread dumps to analyze situations like application hang, poor application response times, and application crash. Before getting into the details of analyzing the thread d...
BEA Systems, Inc., the world's leading application infrastructure software company, has announced that Norvergence, a provider of telecommunications services for growing companies, has adopted BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 as its standard for enterprise application development, deployment,...
VERITAS Software Corporation has announced the immediate availability of VERITAS Application Saver software, a companion product for VERITAS i3 application performance management (APM) software that helps ensure business continuity by improving server utilization and preventing common ...
Service Integrity, a developer of XML/Web Services monitoring, analysis and visibility software, has announced a new version of its SIFT software for BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1.
While recently reading through a leading national newspaper, I happened to notice a slick, full-page advertisement for a new enterprise-class server. Made by a leading hardware manufacturer, it was one of those N-way Intel Xeon rack-mount systems that are in a whole league by themselve...
The novel Dune, by Frank Herbert, a classic in science fiction, is littered with great references and quotes. One such quote is: 'Knowing there's a trap is the first step in evading it.' With this in mind I can't help but think of the future for BEA WebLogic. The trap I refer to is the...
The rising business trend toward using open source software platforms has brought an increase in the number of critical applications deployed on Linux and BEA WebLogic. For many organizations, in fact, WebLogic deployments are their first major Linux installation.
Workflow and state machines are, as argued in my earlier article, 'State Machines and Workflow' (WLDJ, Vol. 3, issue 1), complementary implementation strategies for process-oriented applications. The state approach is a powerful abstraction for the succession of milestones found in man...
This article is the fourth in a series of articles on BEA WebLogic Server administration and management for developers (WLDJ, Vol. 2, issues 10–12). The first installment focused on administration concepts and terminology, and the graphical tools for packaging an application and settin...
You can create a Java Page Flow application in BEA WebLogic Workshop that utilizes a Service control generated from a Web service. This article uses the example of an external Web service listed on the XMethods.net site. We will import the WSDL for the Web service into BEA WebLogic Wor...
When I started working as a WebLogic consultant a couple of years ago, I systematically avoided projects with legacy systems integration. At the time, I was interested only in 'pure' J2EE projects. The technology was very new and there was more than enough to do in order to help organi...
This article presents the clustered implementation and performance scaling of SPECjAppServer2002 on dual processor Enterprise Blade Servers based on Intel architecture using BEA WebLogic Server clustering support in a Linux environment (Red Hat AS 2.1).
Mercury Interactive's LoadRunner is a leader in the performance-testing market. Its ability to create large volumes of data is legendary, and its ability to monitor the systems being tested provides great value. The J2EE Transaction Breakdown Diagnostics Module, LoadRunner, brings deta...
Another discussion based on a weblogic.developer.interest.transaction posting this month. It's a newsgroup that always proves to be a good source of information for the world at large when it comes to transactional behavior (and a good source of inspiration for me when the article time...
A 'StackOverFlow' message is usually indicative of an error in the application code of the user, an error in the Java Virtual Machine, or in BEA WebLogic Server itself. This message is usually seen right before a Java Virtual Machine core dump or the WebLogic Server process just 'goes ...
Web applications are an important part of the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) platform because the Web components are responsible for key client-facing presentation and business logic. A poorly designed Web application will ruin the best business-tier com-ponents and services. In this...
More than 210 customers in the Americas, Asia/Pacific, and Europe selected BEA over IBM in head-to-head sales situations during the past quarter, says BEA. In 125 of these cases, BEA was selected despite the fact that IBM WebSphere was the incumbent platform. This includes 94 instances...
(August 28, 2002) - BEA Systems, Inc.; Deloitte Consulting, one of the world's leading consulting firms; and Roundarch, the Customer Relationship Architects, have introduced CRM Connect?, a multichannel CRM solution that provides a single view of the customer, allowing them to connect ...
(August 28, 2002) - Palm Solutions Group and BEA Systems, Inc., have formed a long-term strategic relationship to bring Web services to PalmTM branded handhelds, using WebLogic technology.
(September 10, 2002) - BEA Systems, Inc. is now shipping BEA WebLogic JRockit 7.0, the next generation of its Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Optimized for all Intel-based servers, including both the Intel Xeon and Itanium architectures, BEA WebLogic JRockit 7.0 is the keystone in BEA's st...