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(June 12, 2003) - Wily Technology has introduced Introscope PowerPack for BEA WebLogic Server 8.1, the newest addition to Wily’s solution suite for BEA WebLogic Platform. Introscope PowerPack for BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 combines the ability of Introscope to monitor the performance of p...
(January 13, 2004) - Rhonda Hocker, chief information officer of BEA Systems, is scheduled to present at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo on Jan. 21 at 10:15 a.m. EST.
January 13, 2004) - Casio Computer Co., Ltd. has chosen BEA WebLogic Integration 8.1 as the software platform for its next generation supply chain management (SCM).
(January 13, 2004) - BEA has announced the findings of a study* that demonstrates tremendous potential for enterprise-wide cost savings by leveraging an integrated Application Platform Suite (APS).
The start of a new year is traditionally a time when we reflect on where we've been for the past year, and what we hope for the coming year. Magazine editors take this opportunity to take part in an age-old ritual, making predictions for the new year. What will the industry achieve dur...
This article describes the configuration of various JDBC-related features in the BEA WebLogic 8.1 Server. Although we use Oracle 8.1.7 as our example database management system (DBMS), the general concepts are easily transferable to other relational databases as long as the databases ...
The state machine is one of the most successful ideas in the history of computing. Alan Turing built a model of computability around the concept, and in doing so became the father of computer science. Mealy, Moore, Harel, and other theorists expanded the idea, influencing engineers of ...
Wlshell is a tool designed specifically for WebLogic administrators. It combines the flexibility of a scripting language with the full control provided by the JMX interface. It is, therefore, a natural environment for the systems administrator. The units of work of the JMX specificatio...
EMALL is a procurement portal for the U.S. Department of Defense. Defense and federal personnel use it to shop for items ranging from office supplies and equipment to weapons systems. The personnel have various levels of privileges to access classified catalogs and place orders.
BEA WebLogic Workshop is the single point of entry for developers to develop J2EE applications on the BEA platform. The WebLogic Workshop Platform Edition includes support for portal development on top of the standard WebLogic Workshop Application Developer Edition.
From a broad perspective, the purpose of any business software application falls into one of two categories: operational or strategic. Operational applications provide users with the capability to carry out business processes (such as processing a customer order from order receipt to p...
I know what you're probably thinking as you look at the title of this article: 'software reuse - been there, done that, and it doesn't work....' And it's true that many a software architect or project leader on a WebLogic project has broken his or her pick on the slag heap of reuse eff...
The launch of BEA's WebLogic Platform 8.1 was greeted with enthusiasm by industry analysts and IT practitioners alike, who recognized its potential to open up the power of the J2EE platform to a much broader spectrum of developers.
Very large organizations know the value of spending a little (or a lot of) extra money to be in total control of the information. The rest of us have probably run into situations where the server version in production may or may not be exactly the same as the one in the QA section and ...
Software developers live in a time that offers the greatest choice of software development tools, application servers, and connectivity ever. Each choice you make affects the scalability and reliability of your finished application, especially if you're building Web services. For examp...
(December 22, 2003) - BEA and Oki Electric Industry Co. have announced an agreement to develop a new business applications platform that will converge information technology and communications, and promote the creation of related solutions.
(December 22, 2003) - Under terms of an expanded alliance, Compuware and BEA plan to integrate Compuware OptimalJ, a model-driven J2EE development environment, with BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1, an integrated visual development environment and runtime framework.
(December 1, 2003) - ReportingEngines has announced a public beta of the Formula One e.Report Engine for WebLogic Workshop.
(December 1, 2003) - The Federal Communication Commission's local number portability regulation now allows consumers to maintain the same telephone number - even as they move between wireless and wireline service providers - bringing challenges for telecommunications companies.
(December 1, 2003) - BEA Systems and Sun Microsystems have forged an agreement to port BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 to the Solaris Operating System x86 platform edition.
(December 1, 2003) - International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT) has built its Bulk Liquid Information System (BLIS) on BEA WebLogic Server to track the movement and storage of bulk liquids and manage order entry and facilities scheduling.
A colleague of mine, who is a senior architectural specialist, recently finished a short, three-week consulting engagement with several other performance-test engineers to determine why it was taking several minutes on average for users to log in to a financial funds management system.
Developers of workflow-based applications with the Business Process Modeler (BPM) component of BEA WebLogic Integration Version 7 use a powerful, feature-rich, graphical editor, called Studio, to design workflow templates and to monitor the progress and state of runtime instances of t...
It is late Monday afternoon and your application is finally going into production. After a year of development and months of QA, it will be live first thing Tuesday morning.
For those of us who are always looking to optimize our code and improve performance by squeezing out a few milliseconds here and there, marshalling is one of those areas that you expect to be so bloated that you would think you could improve performance many times if you could get your...
With today's increasing demand for businesses to communicate with each other, business-to-business (B2B) integration holds the key to successful e-commerce collaboration.
This article is the third in a series on BEA WebLogic Server administration and management for developers. The first installment (WLDJ, Vol. 2, issue 10) focused on WebLogic Server administration concepts and terminology, and the graphical tools for packaging an application and setting...
Enterprise software applications are complex, but almost certainly more complex is the underlying software that provides services and resources to these applications. There are different types of software that fall into the latter category, one of those being a Java application server,...
As budgets are shrinking at the same pace that requirements are growing, there is a squeeze on enterprises to show value for the dollars spent on expensive software and hardware for running applications. It is clear that software such as application servers, while offering more and mor...
The buzz in the industry these days is all about service-oriented architecture. One of the key benefits that this brings is loose coupling between systems, which in turn improves the agility of the overall architecture
Java is hot. Just nine years old, it has become one of the leading development environments in the world.
Automation is coming to a data center near you. It promises to cut costs, speed up deployment, ease problem diagnostics, and protect your applications against man-made and natural disasters.
As a software architect and developer, I've used a number of IDEs for my J2EE development. I have my priority list of features that I look for in all the IDEs but I wasn't able to find one that gave me everything I wanted.
(November 13, 2003) - BEA has announced a preview release of the Streaming API for Java (StAX), a new Java API designed to improve developer productivity and performance by making it easier to incorporate XML into Java.
This month's article is again inspired by an interesting design discussion posted on the weblogic.developer.transaction newsgroup. (Ever get the feeling I'm running short of inspiration? Ideas for new articles always welcome!)
I currently find myself on a consulting engagement for a large, multimillion-dollar, enterprise- wide Web services project for a major Fortune 500 firm. It's a golden opportunity to see first-hand the development of a bleedingedge enterprise service bus (ESB), complete with hundreds of...
BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1 provides a wide range of tools for creating Web server applications. Components integrated using Workshop's extensible component model include Java controls, page flows, and source and design views that are available to any software vendor or Web application d...
Once your BEA WebLogic Server domain is configured, you need to deploy your application. This is the second in a series of articles on BEA WebLogic Server administration and management for developers.
BEA WebLogic Server domains in largescale enterprises satisfy a broad range of requirements, including highly scalable application deployments, integration of various boundary systems, and high availability setups. As a natural consequence the level of the domain's complexity rises.
When independent business components must be executed simultaneously, the parallel processing of application business logic has a direct impact on the performance of the system; however, parallel processing at the application level historically has been challenging to implement.