WebLogic Server 10.3 - Key Features in Action
By mlehmann on Oct 23, 2008
With WebLogic Server 10.3 being out now for close to 3 months it is interesting to see what other folks have noticed about it. In particular, I have been watching James Bayer a top technical sales consultant here at Oracle systematically walk through some of the key new features and highlight his experiences as he tries them out.
He started with testing out the new support of Java EE 5.0 in WebLogic Workshop and did a pretty systematic tour of the tooling with this blog:
He moved into JMS where WebLogic Server 10.3 introduces a .NET client for its JMS infrastructure and shows how to interoperate across these two worlds with this blog:
He then moved on and checked out the new HTTP pub/sub feature and didn't waste any time building a 3 part series on how interesting this technology is:
1. Real-time Updates on Web Pages - WebLogic Server 10gR3 New Feature
I myself have been pretty keen to get reaction to the lightweight installer as we have a community of users who have been telling us to "lighten up" which we indeed did with both the network based installer - http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/ias/index.html - weighing in at 39M and then the installer itself letting you choose how much of the full application server distribution to lay down on disk enabling the footprint to be as low as 179M as this screen shot shows below.
There's lots more capabilities that came along with WebLogic 10.3 ... the laundry list of new features is well documented in the new features document that comes along with the release.
Check it out, download and try it out ... a pretty compelling release from our current 10.x release cycle that not only is a foundation release we are recommending to the install base and new customers but feature bearing beyond what I suspect a lot of folks expected.