Thursday Nov 28, 2013

Additional new material WebLogic Community

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Wednesday Nov 27, 2013

iAS to Weblogic Server 12c Webcast December 5th 2013

Upgrade to latest Oracle Fusion Middleware is greatly simplified by a set of tools designed to maximize the automation of the upgrade process. Oracle designed tools and offers resources to ensure a highly reliable upgrade process that minimizes application downtime and allows for rapid and seamless uptake of the latest features and capabilities.

imageTo enable the upgrade to WebLogic Server and the redeployment of custom Java EE applications from OC4J to the converged server infrastructure, you will need to build a plan for the upgrade like you would for any major new application server release. Further, you need to understand any changes to administrative processes associated with running those applications. To ensure that this impact remains minimal and well understood, Oracle delivers a comprehensive set of documentation and tooling to guide you through this process.
This webcast is focused on demonstrating at a glance the

Upgrade strategy, benefits and tools

Join us on this technology webcast, to find out more about the benefits out of an upgrade to the latest release of Oracle Weblogic 12c

Agenda

  • Oracle IAS and WebLogic Server Overview
  • Introduction to Oracle IAS to WebLogic Server Migration
  • Why to Migrate: Migration Benefits
  • How to Migrate: Strategy, Tools and Paths
  • Summary - Q&A

Schedule: Thursday, December 05, 2013 10am CET (8am UTC/11am EEST)

Details at our registration page


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Tuesday Nov 26, 2013

WebLogic Partner Community Newsletter November 2013

Dear WebLogic Partner Community member,

Do you want to learn more about ADF or WebLogic? Make sure you follow our wikis ADF Blogs & WebLogic Blogs! Do you write an ADF blog or WebLogic blog or a book? Make sure you add it to our wikis! Also we are very pleased and want to publish your WebLogic content at OTN and Community Newsletter!

We posted the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 presentations at our WebLogic Community Workspace ( WebLogic Community membership required). Please feel free to use them to get the latest update and for your next customer meetings. In addition to this we uploaded the latest WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.2) Proficiency workshop material.

Is Glassfish alive or dead? WebLogic SE cost is less than Glassfish! It is a hot discussion in the community in the last two weeks! Send us your opinion on twitter @wlscommunity #Glassfish #WebLogicCommunity. We posted the GlassFishStrategy.pptx  at our WebLogic Community Workspace - please also read the Java EE and GlassFish Server Roadmap Update.

The WebLogic and Glassfish product management team release the latest patch – make sure you apply them! A whole kit of WebLogic Server and Oracle Database Integration White Papers and a series of Brand New WebLogic Videos on YouTube became available. Thanks to the community for sharing many WebLogic articles about Setup WebLogic 12c environment with Vagrant and Puppet , Cloud Control: Automatic refresh of Weblogic domain members, WebLogic 12.1.2 Installation in VirtualBox with 0 MHz, WebLogic & FMW Provisioning update, WebLogic 12.1.2: Derby database and elastic JMS , WebLogic 12c Does WebSockets - Getting Started & The road ahead for WebLogic 12c.

There are many new material in the coherence section, make sure you visit Coherence Community on Java.net and attend the Coherence 12c: Free Hands-on Technical Workshop on December 22nd London. If you can’t make it to the UK please attend the Coherence Applications on WebLogic 12c Grid WebCast- 21st November 2013.

We continue to offer ADF & ADF Mobile Bootcamps in UK, Austria, Spain, Switzerland. ADF mobile is one of the key component to build mobile applications, make sure you use also SOA for integration! Our marketing team released a page to mobilise your Business Applications with Oracle Mobile Platform. Thanks also to the ADF community for plenty of articles Building Tag Cloud Declarative ADF Component , ADF Performance tuning tips & Reusing and extending ADF BC entities from common. Finally a new Fusion Middleware Product version is available.

The latest version - NetBeans IDE 7.4 is available for download.

See you at the Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum 2014! Where? Read out twitter feed ;-)

Jürgen Kress

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Monday Nov 25, 2013

top tweets WebLogic Partner Community – November 2013

Send us your tweets @wlscommunity #WebLogicCommunity and follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/wlscommunity. Please feel free to send us your news!

clip_image001WebLogic CommunityADF & ADF Mobile Bootcamps in UK, Austria, Spain, Switzerland http://wp.me/p1LMIb-TV

clip_image002OTNArchBeatSmart Declarative Mode Support in ADF BC View Object Join -@andrejusb http://pub.vitrue.com/GeIc

clip_image004Vikram@FusionApplied "@fusionApplied: ADFBC SDO FindCriteria Operators http://goo.gl/j81skV #ADF" @soacommunity

clip_image006JavaSPEKTRUMDer Aufruf zu Beiträgen zu #Funktionale Programmierung macht alles besser? Steht online. Mehr dazu unter http://bit.ly/MS7NHo

clip_image007UK Oracle User GroupMake sure you've registered #ukoug_tech13! There are still some places left for SuperSunday! First-come, first-served http://www.tech13.ukoug.org/register

clip_image008Bruno Borges Slides, Audios, and Videos from Oracle's #JVM Language Summit 2013 available at @oracletechnet http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/community/jvmls2013-2013900.html … #JavaSE

clip_image002[1]OTNArchBeat Find By Key and View Criteria Row Finder Methods vs. Get Row Method in ADF BC -@andrejusb http://pub.vitrue.com/aOMn

clip_image009OracleSupport_WLS Oracle HotSpot JVM garbage collection options cheat sheet http://pub.vitrue.com/hx2O

clip_image011WhitehorsesWhiteblog: Cloud Control: Automatic refresh of Weblogic domain members (http://goo.gl/8uRbjV )

clip_image001[1]WebLogic Community Additional new material WebLogic Community http://wp.me/p1LMIb-Q5

clip_image001[2]WebLogic CommunityYou wrote a #WebLogic book? Add it to our list and we will promote it http://weblogiccommunity.com/books/ #WebLogicCommunity @OracleWebLogic

clip_image008[1]Bruno Borges It is All Open Source or No Open Source. @Tomitribe is the only one in the right path for AllOS, commercially supporting #TomEE builds #NBS

clip_image013JAXenter.com Oracle evangelist: “GlassFish Open Source Edition is not dead” http://jaxenter.com/oracle-evangelist-glassfish-open-source-edition-is-not-dead-48830.html …

clip_image002[2]OTNArchBeat ‏Video: Coherence Community on http://Java.net - 4 Projects available under CDDL-1.0 http://goo.gl/fb/pNh74

clip_image014Markus Eisele#HotSpot #JVM garbage collection options cheat sheet http://bit.ly/191i5Pj #Java #GC /via @noctarius2k

clip_image015C2B2 Consulting Want To Fix Your Middleware Issues? Download the Expert #Middleware Support Brochure http://bit.ly/1csx7lC #glassfish #jboss #weblogic #soa

clip_image001[3]WebLogic Community Enterprise Software Development with Java by Markus Eisele http://wp.me/p1LMIb-Q3

clip_image017Java ‏So Much Happening at #Devoxx http://ow.ly/qyJ9s #raspi #OTN @oracletechnet

clip_image002[3]OTNArchBeatRene van Wijk -JMS Migration in WebLogic Server 12c -#WebLogic http://pub.vitrue.com/cHWd

clip_image019GlassFishGlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1 is scheduled for 2014. Version 5.0 as impl for #JavaEE8 https://blogs.oracle.com/theaquarium/entry/java_ee_and_glassfish_server … #Community focused

clip_image020JAX LondonOur slides from @JAXLondon 2013 are up! Check them out here (more coming soon!) http://slidesha.re/17MwhQb

clip_image009[1]OracleSupport_WLS Identity Propagation between two WebLogic Domains : Cross Domain Security VS Global Trust http://pub.vitrue.com/iq2S

clip_image001[4]WebLogic Community You write an ADF blog? Let us know - we want to promote your blog http://weblogiccommunity.com/adf-blogs/ #adf @adfcodecorner @JDeveloper #WebLogicCommunity

clip_image001[5]WebLogic CommunityADF updates: mobile virtual developer day & ADF Mobile 1 day Workshop & ADF Architecture TV http://wp.me/p1LMIb-PZ

clip_image015[1]C2B2 ConsultingJoin us for the Oracle #Coherence 12c Free Hands-on Technical Workshop-12th December http://www.c2b2.co.uk/oracle_coherence_workshop_december_2013 … @OracleCoherence @wlscommunity

clip_image001[6]WebLogic CommunityRed Samurai Performance Audit Tool - OOW 2013 release (v 1.1) http://wp.me/p1LMIb-Q1

clip_image002[4]OTNArchBeatExploring Oracle #ADF 12c and #Java Development in #Eclipse | Greg Stanchnick >> OTN Dev Day online Nov 5 http://pub.vitrue.com/Pjgi

clip_image022Andreas KoopBlog: Setup WebLogic 12c environment with Vagrant and Puppet http://multikoop.blogspot.de/2013/11/setup-weblogic-12c-environment-with.html …

clip_image023Stephen ChinLego Duke is getting professional recording at @monacotoni 's studio for @JAXconf pic.twitter.com/pLFZSxIcH6

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clip_image009[2]OracleSupport_WLSWeblogic 12.1.2 latest video on installation, upgrade, config and patching http://pub.vitrue.com/hcBt

clip_image009[3]OracleSupport_WLSWebLogic Stuck Thread Case - Large Fetch Generated by Get Row ADF BC Method http://pub.vitrue.com/z7RN

clip_image027Oracle MiddlewareRegister to learn more about #ADF and using it to extend #Oracle #FMW, #WebCenter and other apps. http://pub.vitrue.com/0OS6

clip_image002[5]OTNArchBeatGet Published by Oracle Technology Network >> Share your insight and technical expertise. http://pub.vitrue.com/mjEX

clip_image002[6]OTNArchBeatCommunity Profile: Joe Huang on Oracle #ADF Mobile and Hybrid Mobile Development >> #qconsf session preview http://pub.vitrue.com/oVvS

clip_image029JDeveloper & ADF Design - ADF Architecture Patterns - Pillar - YouTube http://dlvr.it/4Dktv5

clip_image009[4]OracleSupport_WLSA corrupted LDAP directory could prevent a Weblogic managed server from starting up - See http://pub.vitrue.com/tSwd

clip_image031Andrejus Baranovskis WebLogic Stuck Thread Case - Large Fetch Generated by Get Row ADF BC Method http://fb.me/10PCtnh5G

clip_image033Oracle WebLogicWeb, Mobile and Beyond - Free Technical Event: Oracle ADF and ADF Mobile. http://ow.ly/qkxx2

clip_image015[2]C2B2 ConsultingWeblogic - Dynamic Clustering in practice http://blog.c2b2.co.uk/2013/08/weblogic-dynamic-clustering-in-practice.html … #WebLogic #Java

clip_image033[1]Oracle WebLogic Setting up a private cloud? Check out dynamic clusters creation in #WebLogic. http://bit.ly/dynamicclusterblog …

clip_image009[5]OracleSupport_WLS WLST python script to create a user and assign it to a group http://pub.vitrue.com/XnaZ

clip_image034adfArchSquareThis week's ADF Architecture TV episode is live: The Pillar Architecture http://youtu.be/0CicgZffzqg?a

clip_image014[1]Markus EiseleRemote Access to Enterprise Java Beans on #GlassFish Server by @Jelastic http://blog.jelastic.com/2013/10/15/remote-access-to-enterprise-java-beans-on-glassfish-server/ …

clip_image035Adam Bien JavaOne Session "Demystifying JavaEE" Is Available: My (Adam Bien) JavaOne talk: "Demystifying Java EE" (CON22... http://bit.ly/1do7Lpn

clip_image037NetBeans Team #netbeans 7.4 favorite features? http://netbeans.dzone.com/articles/favorite-nb74-feature … via @dzone

clip_image038OracleAppGridSetting up a private cloud? Check out dynamic clusters creation in #WebLogic. http://bit.ly/dynamicclusterblog …

clip_image009[6]OracleSupport_WLS Additional known issues published in the Patching Info Center, check Most Frequent Issues http://pub.vitrue.com/TAFC

clip_image002[7]OTNArchBeatCommunity Profile: Joe Huang on Oracle ADF Mobile and Hybrid Mobile Development http://goo.gl/fb/uP3yk

clip_image040Oracle Coherence [NEW BLOG] The advantages of using #Coherence on #Exalogic. Includes link to free white paper. http://pub.vitrue.com/Sxtq

clip_image002[8]OTNArchBeatReusing and Extending #ADF BC Entities from Common Model | @AndrejusB http://pub.vitrue.com/2C9y

clip_image009[7]OracleSupport_WLS

New blog post: Coherence*Web: Sharing an httpSession Among Applications in Different Oracle WebLogic Clusters http://pub.vitrue.com/zgxm

clip_image041ADF EMG Who is involved in your IT design process? Programmers, users, security, infrastructure? https://groups.google.com/d/topic/adf-methodology/3RJV8vcztyI/discussion …

clip_image029[1]JDeveloper & ADFNon-programmatic Authentication Using Login Form in JSF http://dlvr.it/4D24xq

clip_image042Simon Ritter ‏Draft public review of the #Java SE 8 spec is out, http://bit.ly/17ngDg3

clip_image043Lucas Jellema@biemond writes about Provisioning with WebLogic and FMW in general on the AMIS blog: http://technology.amis.nl/2013/10/26/weblogic-fmw-provisioning-update/ …

clip_image031[1]Andrejus Baranovskis Reusing and Extending ADF BC Entities from Common Model http://fb.me/37qOM3Ecn

clip_image009[8]OracleSupport_WLS Setup WebLogic 12c environment with Vagrant and Puppet http://pub.vitrue.com/A19t

clip_image015[3]C2B2 Consulting ‏WebLogic 12c Does WebSockets - Getting Started http://bit.ly/1cG1Qem #WebLogic #WebSockets #Java

clip_image029[2]JDeveloper & ADF How to make popup that can be dragged past edge of browser window http://dlvr.it/4FP3z3

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Thursday Nov 21, 2013

Major Release for Red Samurai Performance Audit Tool v 2.0 by Red Samurai

New major release for our Red Samurai Performance Audit Tool is published early this week. Current update contains many new graphs, providing lots of insight statistics for ADF BC performance and user access.

We are using this tool in every project we run, this really helps to optimize ADF BC and overall ADF application performance. Little bit about history of this tool. First release was developed in August, 2012 - Red Samurai Performance Audit Tool - Runtime Diagnosis for ADF Applications. There was update v 1.1 published this year, just before OOW - Red Samurai Performance Audit Tool - OOW 2013 release (v 1.1). Update v 1.1 included such statistical information as overall transactions and queries going through ADF BC, as well as user access.http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6ejDDP6dKdo/UlbznZWo-jI/AAAAAAAAKWE/OykPOyQrcA8/s320/6.png

One of the highlights of current update v 2.0 - use of ADF gauge components to visually display each AM performance. We display slow query performance in seconds for minimum, average and maximum slow query processing times: Read the full article here.

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Wednesday Nov 20, 2013

Design – ADF Architectural Patterns – Sum of the Parts on-demand training

Do you want to learn the "big picture" of ADF development? Interested in design, architecture, development & deployment best practices and more? Then subscribe to the ADF Architecture TV channel here, where over 100 episodes delivered weekly by key Oracle ADF staff will discuss what you need to know to build a successful ADF application.

Attend the on-line training at YouTube

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Tuesday Nov 19, 2013

Harness the Power of Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence Join our online virtual event on December 3rd

Java Developers and Architects can attend live, moderated sessions and hands-on labs to learn how to leverage existing skills to take advantage of features in Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Coherence, core components of Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation. For details please visit our registration page.

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Monday Nov 18, 2013

UKOUG Tech13 WebLogic Hackathon by Peter Lorenzen

This year’s UKOUG Tech13 conference is kicking off with a free SuperSunday event.


You can choose between 7 streams:

  • Hands on Engineered Systems
  • Analytics – Pulling the Threads Together
  • Database Technology 1 & 2
  • Real World Lessons from ADF Ninjas
  • Extending APEX out of the Box
  • WebLogic Hackathon

The best and most interesting is of course the WebLogic Hackathon ;-)

I have been working with a great group of people to prepare the WebLogic Hackathon:

The theme for the day is configuration management and automation.

I have prepared a lab where participants can try to do a silent and scripted installation/deployment of WebLogic Server 12.1.2 via the standard Oracle tools.

We will use a Linux Server running on the participants laptops via VirtualBox.

Scripting will save you time and make installations identical and hereby maximize predictability.

While scripting is a good start, the next step is to use real configuration management tools to help you out.

There will be a hands-on lab with Puppet and if time permits also one for Chef.

Because this is a hands-on event there is a limited numbers of seats so sign up immediately :-)

Thanks to Peter for sharing Winking smile

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Setup a 12c Fusion Middleware Infrastructure by René van Wijk

In this post, we will show how to create automation scripts in order to set-up middleware environments.

Preparation
In the example, we will use the following software Oracle JDK Fusion Middleware Infrastructure (fmw_infra_121200.jar) which can be obtained from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

Oracle HTTP Server (ohs_121200_linux64.bin) which can be obtained from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

First, we have to decide which directory structure we are going to use. Below an example is given in which the binaries (that create the run-time) are separated from the configuration. - See more.

Installation To install a Fusion Middleware Infrastructure (that uses Oracle JDK as the Java Virtual Machine) we can use the following script - See more. Read the full article here.

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Friday Nov 15, 2013

Java for LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3


LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 can run the ARMv5 port of Java SE Embedded with just a few simple steps. This page will help point you to all the resources you need to get started!

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Thursday Nov 14, 2013

Weblogic Server Patching & Maintenance Information Center (Doc ID 1573509.2)

What is patching and why do you need to patch Weblogic Server?
Patching is the process of applying a new piece of software over an existing installation in order to solve some known bugs or add enhanced features.

It is not a major version change. Installing patches, whether one-off patches or bundle patches, should be a routine process while administration WebLogic Server domains.

Installing patches, whether one-off patches or bundle patches, should be a routine process while administration WebLogic Server domains.

This document provides information on installation, uninstallation, usage of tools like SmartUpdate or OPatch, known issues among other content.

You can also find how to use patching tools:

  • SmartUpdate: tool to use for versions below 12.1.2
  • OPatch: new patching tool used from WebLogic 12.1.2


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Wednesday Nov 13, 2013

Do you want to learn about developing Web, Mobile and beyond Oracle based applications? Join our online virtual event on November 26th

Learn about the latest innovations in Oracle ADF. Our virtual event provides sessions that range from introductory to deep dive, covering Oracle’s strategic framework for developing multi-channel enterprise applications for the Oracle platforms. Multiple tracks cover every interest and every level and include live online Q&A chats with Oracle’s technical staff.

For details please visit our registration page.

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Tuesday Nov 12, 2013

Glassfish alive or dead? WebLogic SE cost is less than Glassfish!

clip_image002Is a hot discussion in the community in the last few days! Send us your opinion on tiwtter @wlscommunity #Glassfish #WebLogicCommunity

We posted theGlassFishStrategy.pptx at our WebLogic Community Workspace (WebLogic Community membership required). Please read also the Java EE and GlassFish Server Roadmap Update

clip_image003Bruno Borges Another great article covering story about #GlassFish. Comments starting to be reasonable ;-) 6 facts helped a lot http://adtmag.com/articles/2013/11/08/oracle-drops-glassfish.aspx …

clip_image004Adam BienWhat Oracle Could Do For GlassFish Now: Move the sources to GitHub (GitHub is the most popular collaboration p... http://bit.ly/1d1uo24

clip_image006JAXenter.comOracle evangelist: “GlassFish Open Source Edition is not dead” http://jaxenter.com/oracle-evangelist-glassfish-open-source-edition-is-not-dead-48830.html …

clip_image008GlassFish 6 Facts About #GlassFish Announcement and the Future of #JavaEE http://bit.ly/1bbSVPf via @brunoborges

clip_image009David BlevinsIn support of our #GlassFish friends and open source in general: Feed the Fish http://www.tomitribe.com/blog/2013/11/feed-the-fish/ … #JavaEE #opensource #manifesto

clip_image008[1]GlassFishGlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1 is scheduled for 2014. Version 5.0 as impl for #JavaEE8 https://blogs.oracle.com/theaquarium/entry/java_ee_and_glassfish_server … #Community focused

clip_image010C2B2 ConsultingC2B2 continues to offer support for your operational #JEE applications running on #GlassFish http://blog.c2b2.co.uk/2013/11/oracle-dropping-commercial-support-of.html … #Java

clip_image011Markus EiseleRT @InfoQ: #GlassFish Commercial Edition is Dead http://bit.ly/17eFB0Z < at least they agree to my points...

Adam Bien suggests:

  1. Move the sources to GitHub (GitHub is the most popular collaboration platform). It is more likely for an individual to contribute via GitHub, than the current infrastructure.
  2. Introduce a business friendlier license like e.g. the Apache license. Companies interesting in providing added value (and commercial support) on top of existing sources would appreciate it.
  3. Implement GitHub-based, open source, CI system with nightly builds.
  4. Introduce a transparent voting process / pull-request acceptance process.
  5. Release more frequently.
  6. Keep https://glassfish.java.net as the main hub.

C2B2 offers Glassfish support by Steve Millidge

Oracle have just announced that commercial support for GlassFish 4 will not be available from Oracle. In light of this announcement I thought I would put together some thoughts about how I see this development.
I think the key word in this announcement is "commercial", nowhere does Oracle announce the "death of GlassFish" in contrary Oracle reaffirm;

GlassFish Server Open Source Edition continues to be the strategic foundation for Java EE reference implementation going forward. And for developers, updates will be delivered as needed to continue to deliver a great developer experience for GlassFish Server Open Source Edition

so GlassFish is not about to go away soon. In a similar fashion RedHat do not provide commercial support for WildFly and only provide commercial support for JBoss EAP. Admittedly JBoss EAP and WildFly are much closer together than GlassFish and WebLogic but WildFly and JBoss EAP are absolutely NOT the same thing.
The key going forward to the viability of GlassFish as a production platform is how the GlassFish community develops;

  1. How often does the community release binary builds?
  2. How open is the community to bug fixes?
  3. How much engineering resource does Oracle commit to GlassFish?

At this stage we just don't know the answers to these questions.

If the GlassFish open source project continues on it's current trajectory without a commercial support offering then I don't see much of a problem. Oracle just have to work harder to sell migration paths to WebLogic in the same way as RedHat have to sell migration paths from WildFly to JBoss EAP.

In the meantime C2B2 continues to offer support for your operational JEE applications running on GlassFish and we will endeavour to work with the community to get any bugs fixed. The key difference is we can no longer back our Expert Support with a support contract from Oracle for patches and fixes for any release greater than 3.x. Read the complete article here.

6 Facts About GlassFish Announcement By Bruno.Borges

Fact #1 - GlassFish Open Source Edition is not dead

GlassFish Server Open Source Edition will remain the reference implementation of Java EE. The current trunk is where an implementation for Java EE 8 will flourish, and this will become the future GlassFish 5.0. Calling "GlassFish is dead" does no good to the Java EE ecosystem. The GlassFish Community will remain strong towards the future of Java EE. Without revenue-focused mind, this might actually help the GlassFish community to shape the next version, and set free from any ties with commercial decisions.

Fact #2 - OGS support is not over

As I said before, GlassFish Server Open Source Edition will continue. Main change is that there will be no more future commercial releases of Oracle GlassFish Server. New and existing OGS 2.1.x and 3.1.x commercial customers will continue to be supported according to the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy. In parallel, I believe there's no other company in the Java EE business that offers commercial support to more than one build of a Java EE application server. This new direction can actually help customers and partners, simplifying decision through commercial negotiations.

Fact #3 - WebLogic is not always more expensive than OGS

Oracle GlassFish Server ("OGS") is a build of GlassFish Server Open Source Edition bundled with a set of commercial features called GlassFish Server Control and license bundles such as Java SE Support. OGS has at the moment of this writing the pricelist of U$ 5,000 / processor. One information that some bloggers are mentioning is that WebLogic is more expensive than this. Fact 3.1: it is not necessarily the case. The initial edition of WebLogic is called "Standard Edition" and falls into a policy where some “Standard Edition” products are licensed on a per socket basis. As of current pricelist, US$ 10,000 / socket. If you do the math, you will realize that WebLogic SE can actually be significantly more cost effective than OGS, and a customer can save money if running on a CPU with 4 cores or more for example. Quote from the price list:

“When licensing Oracle programs with Standard Edition One or Standard Edition in the product name (with the exception of Java SE Support, Java SE Advanced, and Java SE Suite), a processor is counted equivalent to an occupied socket; however, in the case of multi-chip modules, each chip in the multi-chip module is counted as one occupied socket.”

For more details speak to your Oracle sales representative - this is clearly at list price and every customer typically has a relationship with Oracle (like they do with other vendors) and different contractual details may apply.

And although OGS has always been production-ready for Java EE applications, it is no secret that WebLogic has always been more enterprise, mission critical application server than OGS since BEA. Different editions of WLS provide features and upgrade irons like the WebLogic Diagnostic Framework, Work Managers, Side by Side Deployment, ADF and TopLink bundled license, Web Tier (Oracle HTTP Server) bundled licensed, Fusion Middleware stack support, Oracle DB integration features, Oracle RAC features (such as GridLink), Coherence Management capabilities, Advanced HA (Whole Service Migration and Server Migration), Java Mission Control, Flight Recorder, Oracle JDK support, etc.

Fact #4 - There’s no major vendor supporting community builds of Java EE app servers

There are no major vendors providing support for community builds of any Open Source application server. For example, IBM used to provide community support for builds of Apache Geronimo, not anymore. Red Hat does not commercially support builds of WildFly and if I remember correctly, never supported community builds of former JBoss AS. Oracle has never commercially supported GlassFish Server Open Source Edition builds. Tomitribe appears to be the exception to the rule, offering commercial support for Apache TomEE.

Fact #5 - WebLogic and GlassFish share several Java EE implementations

It has been no secret that although GlassFish and WebLogic share some JSR implementations (as stated in the The Aquarium announcement: JPA, JSF, WebSockets, CDI, Bean Validation, JAX-WS, JAXB, and WS-AT) and WebLogic understands GlassFish deployment descriptors, they are not from the same codebase.

Fact #6 - WebLogic is not for GlassFish what JBoss EAP is for WildFly

WebLogic is closed-source offering. It is commercialized through a license-based plus support fee model. OGS although from an Open Source code, has had the same commercial model as WebLogic. Still, one cannot compare GlassFish/WebLogic to WildFly/JBoss EAP. It is simply not the same case, since Oracle has had two different products from different codebases. The comparison should be limited to GlassFish Open Source / Oracle GlassFish Server versus WildFly / JBoss EAP. Read the complete article here

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