a sign of the times when Oracle mention that the latest version
(12.2.1) of their Oracle WebLogic Java EE Application Server was
released last week on Docker shortly before it was released as a plain
old executable installer.
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But before you get too excited, let me just say one thing. If you were hoping to run something like this:
docker run -d oracle/weblogic:12.2.1
…and then, voilà! …you might be a tad bit underwhelmed.
don’t get me wrong, you can run WebLogic 12.2.1 on Docker containers
and it works well, some might say very well. All of the WebLogic Server
features are available in the container AND… you’ve got the added
portability and flexibility that Docker brings. There is however, dare I
say, more hoops to jump through then you’ve come to expect from the
Docker experience. Let me explain.
As anyone who is familiar with
Docker knows, running a container is as simple as “docker run “.
Basically, this one command will search locally for the docker machine
image and if not found, it will securely pull it down from the internet.
Then, it will start it up in seconds (or less), ready for accepting
requests. Simple right?!
The user experience built by Docker
around the existing linux container technology is basically one of the
many reasons Docker containers are becoming increasingly popular. But
more so, if DevOps and Continuous Delivery is about eliminating wasteful
activities in order to innovate faster, Docker-based containers is the
epitome of this. When it comes to Docker, the value-added time is almost
equal to the elapsed-time. An actual realisation of the speed to market
promises from the DevOps movement. Read the complete article here.
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