Sunday Feb 26, 2012

WebLogic Server Weekly for February 27th: WLS 10.3.6 Releases, RESTful Management Services, SSL Offloading, Using Arquillian with WebLogic Server, Feature Version Timeline

Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 11g (10.3.6)

Last week, Oracle was pleased to announce the availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 11g (10.3.6). This release is the latest patchset in the 11g line and contains several new features. The full set of new features and certifications can be found in the What's New document.

Several interesting feature highlights:

  • This release of WebLogic Server adds support for Java SE 7.
  • With JMS, you can configure a JDBC TLOG store to persist transaction logs to a database.
  • With DataSources, you can configure a WebLogic data source to allow a connection to set database credentials when connecting to an Oracle database and you can configure a WebLogic data source to allow a client to connect to an Oracle database through an application server as a proxy user.
  • Support for GlassFish Web descriptors.
  • With Web Services, Jersey JAX-RS Reference Implementation (RI) Version 1.9 is now delivered as a shared library.

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Arquillian with NetBeans, WebLogic 12c, JPA and a MySQL Datasource

Markus continues his exploration of the Arquillian Testing System, this time using WebLogic Server as the server under test. Nice work Markus, I've been wanting to get an example of doing this out myself and you've saved me the effort.

EJB an MDB best practices on WebLogic Cluster

Michel Schildmeijer offers some tips and advice for using EJBs and MDBS in a WebLogic Cluster based on a recent client engagement.

So I decided to bundle some tips for JAVA programmers how they should configure their EJB, MDB and Servlet applications when they will be deployed on a WebLogic cluster.

WebLogic Server Feature Timeline

Dr Frank Munz has produced a feature timeline for the various WebLogic Server releases based on his own knowledge and perusing the documentation sets.

SSL offloading and WebLogic server redux - client x.509 certificates

The Oracle A-Team have posted a reminder of how to configure WebLogic Server to handle SSL and client-certificate authentications.

I recently had to revisit the subject of SSL offloading and WebLogic server to include the ability to do client certificate authentication. I was specifically doing this for use with Oracle Access Manager 11g, but the configuration steps are identical whether you are using OAM or just WebLogic.

A Quick Look at RESTful Management Services with WebLogic Server 12c

Andreas Koop takes a quick look at the new RESTful Management Services that are avaialable with WebLogic Server 12c, demonstrating how it's possible to access the current status of a WebLogic Server domain, cluster and associated resources using a REST client.

With these capabilities it' possible to implement a custom monitoring solution. A slim mobile wls monitoring app (and more)! => Hands on;)


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