By Juergenkress-Oracle on Mar 01, 2014
did a great job comparing the main Java servers out there, where some
are pure Servlet/JSP containers, others are full Java EE compliant. But
they didn't want to include in the list Oracle WebLogic nor IBM
WebSphere apparently for no logical reason but "they are suited for large enterprise production environments", and because the report is focused on developers.
See RebelLabs report "The Great Java Application Servers Debate"
So, I decided to write this blog post to include detailed information about WebLogic, since WLS is free for developers, even if you are going to deploy GlassFish/JBoss/Whatever in production. Which is why I didn't get why RebelLabs didn't want to compare WebLogic.
Remember, I will detail WebLogic from a "developer point of view", using the same categories RebelLabs used in their report. Here we go:
Download & Installation
WebLogic 12c is certified for Java EE 6, and 12.1.1 was released on Dec 2011. The second release is 12.1.2 and is from July 2013, part of the full Cloud Application Foundation 12c release. For developers, there is a ZIP distribution sized at 184Mb.
- Accept Licence agreement
- Download installation package *
- Extract the archive
- Run configure.sh (Linux/Mac) or configure.cmd (Windows)
- You are ready to go!
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