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Imagine for a moment what it would be like to be a 21st-century software developer sitting in your cubicle at work. All right, I know that we are already a few years into the century, so let's push it up, say, 50 years.
One of the most exciting aspects of BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1 is the ability for developers and ISVs to extend the Workshop development environment by developing custom Java Controls, IDE Extensions, application templates, or TagLibrary extensions. In this article we start with a b...
This article discusses the best known methods for tuning the performance of the BEA WebLogic application server running the SPECjAppServer2002 benchmark on Intel architecture platforms. We describe a top-down, data-driven, and closed-loop approach to performance tuning, and touch ...
The high interest in business visibility, flexibility, and knowledge management has made portal technology a popular choice for monitoring, searching, and managing business activity across the enterprise. BEA WebLogic Platform provides an attractive platform for building highly dyna...
Imagine. You're designing and developing a highly complex Web-based application. This app will serve thousands, or even millions, of customers.
What are ACID transactions? How do they change to work with Web services? And how do the ACID guarantees work when you must use compensating actions?
(September 2, 2003) – As a new member of the BEA Star Partner Program, Quest Software, Inc., has announced the immediate availability of Spotlight for WebLogic Server, a unique real-time diagnostics tool designed to provide a visual representation of the components within BEA WebLogic ...
(September 2, 2003) - The BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform now leverages SandCherry's AppDev VXML and SoftServer platform, designed to provide a simple and cost-effective way to incorporate advanced speech capabilities into Web applications. SandCherry's AppDev VXML seamlessly integrat...
(September 2, 2003) - BEA WebLogic Server has set record-breaking price/performance results proving that BEA can provide a 69 percent cost advantage over IBM. According to a recent SPECjAppServer2002 benchmark, BEA WebLogic Server achieved higher performance results with 131 percent mo...
(August 25, 2003) - BEA Systems, Inc., and Altova, Inc., have formed a new partnership to integrate XMLSPY 5 with BEA WebLogic Workshop™ 8.1. By combining the XML development tool with the J2EE development environment, developers now have access to one of the industry's most comprehen...
(August 19, 2003) - Attachmate Corporation has released the first mainframe integration tool bundled and distributed with BEA WebLogic Workshop™ 8.1. Via a new, integrated control, Attachmate myEXTRA!™ Smart Connector Enterprise Edition can capture legacy data and business logic as cal...
(August 19, 2003) - Wachovia Corporation has built and deployed its innovative Online FX foreign-exchange application on BEA WebLogic Server™. The robust BEA WebLogic Server infrastructure helped enable Wachovia, one of the nation's largest financial services companies, to enhance...
(August 19, 2003) - As an industry leader in driving open standards and interoperability, BEA Systems has long worked with industry organizations such as the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) to drive Web services adoption through innovation. In addition to serving as a...
(August 7, 2003) - Dirig Software has announced plans for its J2EE performance management solution to be fully integrated with BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform. The announcement supports the general availability of BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1.
Anexinet Corporation, a regional solutions provider, has entered into a partnership agreement with BEA Systems.
If your application is experiencing serious performance problems, I recommend that you perform a thorough analysis to determine the root cause.
When I first transitioned to BEA Weblogic support, I had some premonition of what lay ahead, but little did I realize the daunting task of working on third-party code under high-pressure conditions.
In most large-scale 'mission critical' systems, high on the list of requirements is resistance to failure. With the world living in fear of violent destruction post 9/11, it is more common for the definition of 'failure' in this context to be the loss of a whole data-processing facilit...
Complex Business Process Management (BPM) solutions involving workflow creation, enterprise resource access, and real business tasks can quickly become unmanageable. The workflows can grow into giant, hard-to-follow decision trees, the developers have difficulty transforming the re...
If you were to trace the origins of the excitement about Java, you might go back to May of 1995 when Sun first announced Java at SunWorld '95. The sexiest part of the show was HotJava, a browser written entirely in Java and capable of downloading smart content to the desktop.
The concept of patterns has been around as long as we humans have been around. In fact, just about everything we do is centered on recognition, repeatable processes, and routine.
Often there is a distinction between concepts and how those concepts are applied in the real world. Design patterns are no exception.
When I first graduated (well, actually, the second time) I had an offer from a company for a programming job. They were going to hire me, contingent upon my passing the IBM Programmer's Aptitude Test. So one day I drove my college junk heap an hour out of my way to take this test. ...
This article presents a lightweight framework for building a service-oriented architecture (SOA) on top of J2EE.
When EJB 2.0 arrived I thought, 'Wow, EJB has finally arrived!' With Container Managed Relationships (CMR) and a standard query paradigm I thought the nirvana of portable data layer-independent applications was just a few keystrokes away.
Not surprisingly, the concept of design patterns originated in the world of architecture. A design pattern is a proven, reusable solution to a recurring problem.
Extending the functionality of the WebLogic Server Admin Console provides you with the ability to incorporate the management of your custom application into one central location. We'll look at what is involved in modifying a Custom Security Provider available on dev2dev by adding MBean...
(August 5, 2003) - BEA Systems, Inc. is now shipping BEA Liquid Data for WebLogic™ 8.1, which is designed to provide a single point of access to enterprise information to accelerate time-to-value of portals, Web applications and business processes. The new product broadens BEA's p...
(July 28, 2003) - Analyzing the runtime behavior of Java applications has always been a mystery. Existing tools try to give a glimpse, but fall short on accuracy and usefulness, especially when trying to analyze their real-time behavior. The BEA WebLogic JRockit engineering team has de...
(July 22, 2003) - Intraspect Software, Inc., has introduced the Intraspect Collaboration Solution for BEA WebLogic Portal 8.1, in conjunction with the launch of WebLogic Portal 8.1 and WebLogic Platform 8.1. The joint solution allows organizations to augment their BEA-based corporate p...
(July 22, 2003) - Today's IT departments demand that applications easily communicate and exchange data with other applications, whether they run on Java or .NET. With its BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform™, BEA Systems supplies customers with superior interoperability between thei...
(July 22, 2003) - Wily Technology notes that enterprises are already using Introscope®, Wily's Java application management solution to monitor the performance of BEA WebLogic Portal™ and BEA WebLogic Integration™ from BEA Systems. BEA WebLogic Portal and BEA WebLogic Integration are ke...
(July 9, 2003) - BEA, IBM, Microsoft, RSA Security, and VeriSign have released a new Web Services Federation Language (WS-Federation) specification which defines mechanisms allowing and brokering trust of identities, attributes, and authentication between participating Web services . ...
(July 12, 2003) - Attend a free seminar on July 31 and discover why enabling business integration is key to achieving better business efficiency. Joe McKairnes, BEA Systems and Steve Buzzard, Anexinet Corp., are featured presenters of this SPARK Technology Seminar, at the Marriott Phil...
(July 16, 2003) - BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1™, BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1™, BEA WebLogic Integration 8.1™ and BEA WebLogic Portal 8.1™ are now generally available. Each individual product, including the previously released BEA WebLogic Server 8.1™ and BEA WebLog...
Have you ever visited one of those theme parks that depict life as it was in colonial times? I'm always fascinated by the blacksmith and other craftsmen who show you just how hard it actually was to produce items that we take for granted, and how many modern inventions, such as electri...
Given the current global economic downturn, it is certainly no surprise that large organizations are putting cost-cutting measures at the top of their priority lists. This trend is particularly true in the information technology (IT) arena, as the overspending of the last few years and...
Just as service-based applications leverage a shared set of application resources, infrastructure-aware applications leverage a shared infrastructure that can adapt to meet the needs of the application.
When talking about enterprise application integration, we tend to think of using Web services technologies such as SOAP and UDDI to virtualize a data model across a large enterprise. The thinking is that with a consistent interface, the data stores of the company can be abstracted behi...
In Part 1 of this article (WLDJ, Vol. 2, issue 6), I claimed that manageability is a vital aspect for any application that will be deployed into production, where it will spend most of its life being managed by people who may not be the original designers. These systems and application...