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Versata has announced the general availability of the its Versata Logic Suite on the BEA WebLogic 8.1 application server. The combination of both process and transaction logic allows developers to better utilize service-oriented architectures by linking workflow with services and data,...
Today's IT environments are increasingly characterized by heterogeneous and complex applications, tight schedules, budgetary constraints, and an ever-changing landscape of business requirements. Few businesses have been agile enough to enhance their existing infrastructures to meet an...
As the scope of enterprise integration grows, IT organizations are demanding greater efficiency and agility from their architectures and are moving away from point-to-point integration,which is proving to be increasingly cumbersome to build and maintain.
Enterprises are moving towards a highly collaborative environment to achieve higher competitive advantage. Availability of the right information across the enterprise at the right time has become a key capability to provide such an advantage. Though this was a well-understood objective...
WebLogic Server Scripting Tool (WLST) is a command-line scripting tool that BEA intends to support as part of the WebLogic Server 9.0 release. This tool is available today on BEA Systems' dev2dev Web site and works with BEA WebLogic Server versions 7.0 and 8.1, including all service pa...
A realization has dawned across the industry that 'service-oriented architecture' is a good thing. In fact, this is less of a dawning and more of a reawakening.
Much has been written about service-oriented architecture (SOA) and the many technology and business benefits of adopting this approach. Poised to change the computing landscape once again, progressive IT departments, software vendors, and service providers have all been eager to embr...
In my first article (WLDJ, Vol. 3, issue 6), I provided an overview of BPM specifications in this area. I described the order change example and the steps needed to create the business process in WebLogic Integration.
This article is the second of two on best practices in building business processes on BEA WebLogic Integration 8.1. The first installment (WLDJ, Vol. 3, issue 6) focused on team development and maintenance best practices. In this article, we will focus on best practices in building bus...
BEA Systems, Inc., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., SAP AG, and Sun Microsystems, Inc., have submitted the latest version of a key Web services specification, WS-Addressing, to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as input into the standardization process.
In an ongoing effort to get developers to embrace its WebLogic Platform 8.1, BEA said it will once again sponsor day-long seminars across the US called dev2dev Days. The free seminars are offered to give developers insight into how WebLogic can be used to create applications.
Though he isn't sure if this is a feature or a bug in WebLogic's deployment infrastructure, self-proclaimed J2EE geek Vinny Carpenter ran into an issue a while back and completely forgot about it, till he ran into it again last weekend.
While the big market share gainers in 2003 were not IBM and BEA, but Oracle and JBoss, both of which bucked the deflationary trend in the enterprise software market, BEA has been pointing out in the run-up to LinuxWorld Conference & Expo today that it was named the leader in applicat...
Apache Beehive, the cross-container, open-source application framework for building SOAs and enterprise Java applications that BEA is releasing to open source, is now available to the public. It can be obtained from the Apache Software Foundation Web site.
Rarely does a software product meet the expectations of each and every user. First of all, if it did, I guess there wouldn't be any need for further releases. We all have a wish list of sorts - if only this software program could do this or if only that could be better. Most of the tim...
You may not be aware of it yet, but Mac OS X - version 10.3, better known as Panther - is a great Java development environment. I am a fairly recent Mac convert from the Windows and sometimes Unix/Linux world that I lived in. Maybe you are like me. Maybe aliens have abducted your frien...
In our earlier article (WLDJ, Vol. 3, issue 5), we discussed the importance of designing for manageability. Using a case study of an on-line shopping application, DizzyWorld, we showed the developer's perspective around application manageability. This included both the development of a...
Current Web applications, especially portals, have become increasingly content driven. It led to development of a plethora of sophisticated and powerful Web Content Management Systems, or WCMS. They help to automate creation, management, reviewing, tagging, rendering, publication, main...
WebLogic Portal 8.1 Service Pack 2 has been out for several months. By the time this article is published, Service Pack 3 may also be out. Having worked on a couple of WebLogic Portal projects with this version, I have come across several small and large issues.
When processes are modeled well and don't change, existing IT systems work well. However, real business changes all the time and processes are becoming more complex especially as the Internet is able to easily link internal and external systems. Business process management (BPM) can he...
As we've discussed over the past few issues, JTA-style transactions provide a way for multiple data updates to be tied together so application logic can operate safely in the assumption that it will succeed or fail consistently, even in the face of technical failures along the road.
The Value List Handler is a well-known design pattern for dealing with large database results. There are, however, many trade-offs to consider when implementing this pattern. Here are some practical tips to make the pattern work, especially in large-scale J2EE applications.
As we've discussed over the past few issues, JTA-style transactions provide a way for multiple data updates to be tied together so application logic can operate safely in the assumption that it will succeed or fail consistently, even in the face of technical failures along the road.
A portlet is a Web component that generates fragments - pieces of markup (e.g., HTML, XML) adhering to certain specifications. Fragments are aggregated to form a complete document. This article introduces the Java Specification Request (JSR) 168 on Java Portlets. It illustrates the cre...
A business process in the real world typically is never done end-to-end by a single employee. It usually involves multiple employees/back end systems handing over work, similar to a 4x100 track relay where batons are passed between the athletes. The employees/back end should be passive...
This week at JavaOne, BEA Systems and Sun Microsystems announced the general availability of the BEA WebLogic Platform on the Solaris Operating System (OS) for x86 systems.
At JavaOne this week, the Eclipse Foundation, along with Instantiations, Inc., and BEA Systems announced the creation of 'Pollinate', a new open-source incubator project focused on creating an Eclipse-based development environment and toolset to be named Eclipse Pollinate.
BEA today announced that company co-founder, William T. Coleman III, has stepped down from its board of directors.
Dr. Scott Dietzen, chief technology officer, BEA Systems, is scheduled to keynote at the ninth annual JavaOne Worldwide Developer Conference. During his keynote, Dietzen is scheduled to offer attendees demonstrations and tutorials on using innovative technologies including Project Beeh...
The management team of Comdex, which they are 'postponing' this year, says not to worry, that the show will be back in 2005. 'Wouldn't it be pretty to think so?' muses Roger Strukhoff. Meantime, he mourns today's announcement and looks back at the ups and downs of 'the one event that d...
BEA has designated ILOG as a preferred business rule technology vendor to provide key functionality for its business process management (BPM) application development framework, the BEA WebLogic Workshop.
'I was sick of hearing people say Java was slow,' says Keith Lea, 'so I took the benchmark code for C++ and Java from the now outdated Great Computer Language Shootout (Fall 2001) and ran the tests myself.' Lea's results three years on? Java, he finds, is significantly faster than opti...
KDDI Corporation, Japan's leading broadband and 3G mobile service operator, selected BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 for KDDI's operations support systems (OSS) platform that will be designed to help automate operations by coordinating multiple systems.
CoreStreet Ltd. has made available one of the first products that can enable real-time validation for applications distributed on BEA Systems' WebLogic Application Servers. The Server Validation Extension for WebLogic is an Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) compatible plug-in t...
This week, on June 17th and 18th, the 2nd BEA eWorld JAPAN Conference will take place at the Cerulean Tower Tokyo Hotel in Tokyo. At this year's eWorld JAPAN conference, with the theme Deploy SOA Now, attendees can gain an in-depth understanding of service-oriented architecture (SOA),...
Kevin Faulkner, BEA vice president - investor relations, and John Kiger, BEA senior director - investor relations, are scheduled to present at the Bear Stearns 15th Annual Technology Conference on Tuesday, June 15, 2004.
SYS-CON Radio talks to John Baisch, senior product manager at H&W, about their enterprise software solutions.
SYS-CON Radio spoke to Bob Lee, Cyanea's vice president of product management, about Cyanea/One and application performance management.
SYS-CON Radio interviewed Al Campa, founder and executive vice president of Panscopic, about their embedded reporting engine and how it works with WebLogic.
SYS-CON Radio chatted with Jim McQuaid, product manager for NetIQ, about their AppManager platform suite, which includes a WebLogic module.