Oracle WebLogic Server instances are the foundation for Java EE applications and Oracle Fusion Middleware, including SOA, BPM, and so on. But even as important as Oracle WebLogic Server instances are for organizations, there are no out-of-the-box scripts for booting Oracle WebLogic Server instances automatically when the server itself boots.
Jon Petter Hjulstad and I will during our presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 (CON3633) discuss why you should have standardized boot scripts, describe the role of Node Manager in booting Oracle WebLogic Server instances, walk through real-life boot scripts, and demonstrate how they really work. There are many example scripts available on the Internet, and many opinions on how to make the best solution. We are trying to have a pragmatic approach, and will show a solution that is as simple as possible, but still working in a production environment. If you want, feel free to extend the solution so it fits your specific requirements.
At the end of this session, you will be able to make your own Oracle WebLogic Server boot script, either from scratch or by customizing the scripts provided as part of the presentation, and deploy them to your own system

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Yesterday WebLogic 12.1.3 was finally released. First of all congratulations to the team at Oracle for getting this release out of the door! :)
Among the big news is that WebLogic 12.1.3 is now a mixed Java EE 6/EE 7 server by (optionally) supporting several Java EE 7 technologies like JAX-RS 2.0.

Next to this there are a ton of smaller changes and fixes as well. One of those fixes concerns the standard authentication system of Java EE (JASPIC). As we saw some time back, the JASPIC implementation in WebLogic 12.1.1 and 12.1.2 wasn’t entirely optimal (to WebLogic’s defense, very few JASPIC implementations were at the time).
One particular problem with JASPIC is that it almost can’t be any different than that its TCK is rather incomplete; implementations that don’t actually authenticate or which are missing the most basic functionality got certified in the past. For this purpose I have created a small set of tests that checks for the most basic capabilities. Note that these tests have since been contributed to Arun Gupta’s Java EE 7 samples project, and have additionally been extended. Since those tests have Java EE 7 as a baseline requirement we unfortunately can’t use them directly to test WebLogic 12.1.3.
For WebLogic 12.1.2 we saw the following results for the original Java EE 6 tests: Read the complete article here.

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Details

  • CentOS 6.5 vagrant box
  • Puppet 3.5.0
  • Vagrant >= 1.41
  • Oracle Virtualbox >= 4.3.6

Download & Add the all the Oracle binaries to /software edit Vagrantfile and update the software share to your own local folder.

  • wlsdb.vm.synced_folder "/Users/edwin/software", "/software"
  • jrf2admin2.vm.synced_folder "/Users/edwin/software", "/software"

Vagrant boxes

  • vagrant up wlsdb
  • vagrant up jrf2admin2

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clip_image001[5]Register for the Webcast here.

Cloud Application Foundation is the innovator’s complete and integrated modern cloud application infrastructure, built using best of breed components, such as Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, the industry’s best application server for building and deploying enterprise Java EE applications.

Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 provides features that directly support and enable the development of modern applications across conventional and cloud environments, both on-premise and third-party cloud, lowering cost of operations, improving performance and enhancing scalability.

The latest release of Oracle WebLogic Server is integrated with other Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.1.3 products, and provides support for selected new or updated APIs from Java EE 7, such as

These APIs and related capabilities simplify development of server applications accessed by "rich" clients using lightweight web-based protocols such as REST, WebSocket, and Server-Sent Events.

Oracle WebLogic Server has always been an efficient and compelling development platform through its developer-oriented features. Improvements to development tooling and open source support expand developer choices and simplify creation of development environments. Join this webcast as we drill into and demonstrate the implementation of WebSocket and the updated Maven Support.

Agenda:

  • WebLogic 12.1.3 New Features
  • Developing with WebLogic Server
  • Maven Support (inc. Demo)
  • WebSocket (inc. Demo)
  • Summary – Q & A

Delivery Format

This FREEonline LIVE eSeminar will be delivered over the Web. Registrations received less than 24hours prior to start time may not receive confirmation to attend.

Presenter:
Tshepo Madigage – FMW Specialist, Oracle Partner Hub Migration Center South Africa

Date: Thursday, 18th Sep 2014 – 10:00am CEST (08.00am UTC/GMT –11.00am EEST – 12.00pm GST)
Duration: 1 hour

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WebLogic 12.1.3 was released and with it the support for perhaps the most important Java EE 7 APIs for database-backed Web Applications development. These are the specifications supported in this release:

As you can see above, WebLogic is bundled with the same implementations used by GlassFish 4.0, which gives you a compatible application server if you have already started developing Java EE 7 applications (well, of course limited to these APIs) and now seek for a commercially supported environment.
There are also some improvements in the Apache Maven Plugin, which makes developers’ life much easier, allows for much better automated testing (Arquillian!), Continuous Integration and Delivery. IDEs that support Maven-based projects also benefit from this.
Does this makes WebLogic the best Java EE application server to run modern web HTML5/Javascript applications with RESTful and WebSockets services? Wouldn’t be fair if I told you yes, now would it? So to give you a nice way to test WebLogic, I created a Dockerfile for you to in order to create a WebLogic domain on your development environment to test it as you wish. Go to the weblogic-docker for the Developer ZIP Distro Dockerfile on the WebLogic Community GitHub repository.
Read the complete article here.

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This article presents a brief overview of installing Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS) 12c Release 3 (12.1.3) on Oracle Linux 5 and 6.

 

Assumptions

This article assumes you have an existing server (real or virtual) with either Oracle Linux 5.x or 6.x installed on it. For instruction on how to do this check out the following articles.

Everything in the installation will be 64-bit.

Software

Download the Weblogic Server 12c software from Oracle Technology Network.

Setup

The following actions should be performed by the “root” user.
Make sure the “/etc/hosts” file contains correct entries for both the “localhost” and real host names. Read the complete article here.

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One of the most significant areas of investment in WebLogic Server 12.1.3 has been in developer productivity and API updates, as I summarized in my blog from last week. However, a brief summary is typically not enough for developers who want a more detailed description of the improvements we have delivered. And although product documentation contains all of the relevant updates, sometime it does not capture the overall background on the topic that puts the improvements into context.

Steve Button from the WebLogic Server product management team has published an excellent whitepaper on OTN – Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 WhitepaperDeveloping with WebLogic Server – which provides a detailed description of the new features, along with the background which explains why we delivered the improvements, and the benefits they offer. The whitepaper covers new WebLogic Server 12.1.3 features in the areas of WebSocket, JSON, JAX-RS, JPA, Server-Sent Events, Maven and more. Get the Whitepaper here.
If you are a WebLogic Server user looking for a detailed description of the latest development features in WebLogic Server 12.1.3, and how you can leverage them in your applications, this is an excellent resource. Please take a look!

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