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NetCracker Technology, said NetCracker 6.0 will be available for general release in March. This release is the most comprehensive OSS solution so far.
It's all quite simple you see. In a major move last year, BEA made a significant and very welcome contribution to the open source community by donating the Beehive framework to the Apache software foundation. Beehive, perceived by many in the industry as somewhat proprietary in nature,...
In the first article in this series (Vol. 3, issue 6), I gave you an overview of business process management (BPM) and covered the specifications in this area. I described the order change example and the steps needed to create the business process in WebLogic Integration (WLI). In the...
As I write, the noise level that continues to be generated around open source application servers and their claims to be coming into the world of enterprise computing continues. In my view, the main reason why the noise travels so far and seems so loud has nothing to do with the realit...
In some of the typical corporate Web application security deployments, users accessing a protected application are authenticated via enterprise identity/access management products, such as Netegrity's SiteMinder, IBM's WebSEAL, and Oblix's Oblix COREid. The authorization service, howev...
In my previous article (WLDJ, Vol. 3, issue 8), I gave you a detailed overview of the different strategies available for domain creation and configuration and evaluated manual and templating options. In this article, I employ tools like WLShell, WebLogic Scripting Tool, Silent Scripts,...
Decoupling and delaying processing in a request-driven environment is one of the key strategies in creating a robust and scalable distributed application. Many services rely on clustering alone to ensure scalability, but they frequently run into trouble when newfound requirements keep ...
Any developer or IT organization can attest to the fact that flawless application development does not ensure flawless deployment when the time comes to roll the application out across a WebLogic application server. Successful deployment requires that application configurations in the ...
What causes a memory leak in a Java program? Shouldn't the garbage collector of the Java virtual machine (JVM) take care of unused memory? Yes, it will, but only objects that are no longer referenced can be garbage collected. A typical memory leak in Java occurs when objects that are n...
BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, has announced the general availability of BEA WebLogic JRockit 5.0 Java Development Kit (JDK). Compatible with the J2SE 5.0 specification, WebLogic JRockit 5.0 is designed to offer-the-highest performing, easiest to use...
BEA's CEO, Alfred Chuang, proclaimed yesterday: 'A new world order is emerging and the whole thing is running on a software platform.' The statement was made as BEA introduced new telecommunications services to help provide customers with a mix of voice, data, and wireless services.
In its search for the right chemistry, BEA, which has been rearranging its office furniture for a while now, has hired an executive out of Borland and two out of Sun to man key posts.
Pantero debuts the Expression Builder for creating sophisticated data interpretation and validation services without having to write code.
SAP America, Inc., the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), this week announced the addition of several key executives to its leadership team overseeing strategic market segments, geographic territories, vertical industries and service units. The new executives join SAP ...
Webinar participants will learn why Biogen Idec anticipates enhanced business value by welcoming over 80,000 registrants and more than 2,000 new patients to multi-lingual sites. Also, attendees can ask Biogen Idec, BEA, and EMC-Documentum experts how technology from BEA and Documentum ...
The open source Expresso 5.6 release builds on a solid feature set with several new open source products integrated and representing over 1000 cvs commits of framework enhancements. Expresso's powerful, scalable architectural framework creates an approach to J2EE Java Web development t...
Is the Oracle/Peoplesoft battle stressing people out? Well, it's not helping, says a Bay Area stress management expert. 'People are having to live with the uncertainty of 'will I have a job tomorrow,' or on a larger scale, 'will the company be here tomorrow?',' says Lucy Yaldezian, who...
BEA's WebLogic Workshop 8.1 SP4 is to integrate ICEreader, the leading Java HTML rendering tool.
BEA announced it has broken a SPEC jAppServer2002 record measuring server speed.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has selected the combination of BEA WebLogic Server and NEON's Shadow mainframe integration solution to support its forthcoming eBusiness Computing Infrastructure (eBCI) project.
BEA announced that a beta version of its next-generation WebLogic server, known as Diablo, is available for download, free. BEA is calling this its most significant WebLogic server release ever.
In my travels I am often asked whether I am a WebLogic expert. I don't blame people for asking, since it is assumed that anyone who is editor-in-chief of a magazine dedicated to keeping its readers up to date on the myriad of BEA products must know everything there is to know about thi...
Earlier this year, BEA donated several proprietary technologies to the open source community primarily to increase the adoption of BEA WebLogic Workshop, which is the basic entry point into the WebLogic Platform suite. Although for typical J2EE applications deployed on the WebLogic Ser...
Enterprise portals are fast becoming the foundation of the Web-based economy thanks to their ability to give enterprises, trading partners, and customers global access to enterprise applications, back-office systems, and IT infrastructures. This ability has made enterprise portals appe...
The demands of security have gone far beyond simply managing user accounts and restricting access between internal and external networks. Emerging business practices challenge the enterprise to create flexible and robust security architectures that meet rapidly changing business demand...
A domain contains configuration information for a BEA WebLogic Server instance. It has configuration information about servers, clusters, and machines. A domain also contains configuration information about resources such as Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) connection pools, JDBC data...
An enterprise development project deploying to the WebLogic platform needs to maintain several different domain configurations during the project's development, test, and deployment phases. Version control and continuous rollout of ever-changing domain configurations to the different e...
This issue, in an uncharacteristic attempt to fit in with the Zeitgeist, I propose to depart slightly from my well-trodden path to the transaction manager and take a look at frameworks. I expect you can guess which particular framework I am going to take a pass at, too. For nearly as l...
In Part 1 (Vol. 3, issue 6) of this series I gave you an overview of business process management (BPM) and covered the specifications in this area. I described the order change example and the steps needed to create the business process in WebLogic Integration. In Part 2 (Vol. 3, issue...
Testing Web services creates an entirely new set of problems for development and testing teams. JUnits can be created to test parts of the Web service, but do not provide the overall functionality needed to ensure adequate validation, and make updating data values difficult. There are ...
In part one (Vol.3, issue 7) of this two-part article, we discussed the 'on demand' information delivery architecture based on portal technologies and WSRP. In this part, the concept of on demand will be extended beyond the information delivery layer to the information aggregation and ...
BEA has released the MobileAware Interaction Server, BEA WebLogic Edition, an integrated, mobile platform designed to help customers mobilize online data and business processes. Targeting enterprises in both the telecommunications industry and other business markets, this innovation ca...
One of the largest online uses of ebXML is by the Defense Department. DOD EMALL is also one of the most successful online commerce and messaging portals created by the US government. Utilizing WebLogic, the site's sales have jumped from $13.7 million in 2002 to $188 million today.
It never ceases to amaze me how something can move from essential obscurity to mainstream hype in what seems to be only overnight. Take the low carbohydrate diets, which are all the rage now. For years, the Atkins diet was considered by most diet professionals to be pure nonsense - how...
There is no question that service-oriented architecture (SOA) is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in enterprise computing. IT departments are inundated weekly, if not daily, with the claims and marketing messages of vendors announcing myriad technology and service offerings t...
The release of WebLogic 8.1, says BEA, provides a single platform from which IT organizations can build services. Using existing IT resources, edition 8.1 strongly supports the creation, deployment, and reuse of composite applications across infrastructures. It is expected to do well i...
During his somewhat brief employment at BEA Systems, ex-BEA exec Cornelius Willis tried to bring down the shutters on WLDJ (formerly BEA WebLogic Developer's Journal). The curious episode can be viewed as an object lesson, contends WLDJ's publisher, on the importance of treating busine...
H&W's Web application testing tool, DiagnoSys, has passed BEA's webLogic Validation Program. This shows to customers that BEA itself has, after reviewing and testing the application, decided that the application can be integrated with BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1.
BackWeb Technologies' Offline Access Server, that extends the offline capabilities of BEA WebLogic Platform, has been validated by BEA. Validation is a means of providing reassurance - to customers who use WebLogic - of an application's verified integrability with WebLogic.
Belgian travel agency Thomas Cook has fully integrated BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 into the company's e-commerce environment. They announced a new infrastructure, called 'eCommerce Next Generation,' which Thomas Cook has created to streamline existing e-commerce initiatives.