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Welcome the New Oracle Weblogic Server 12.1.3 Release

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If you remember, last summer Oracle has
released Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.2 which introduced a lot of new enterprise
features such as: Dynamic Clusters, Elastic JMS, Coherence Managed Servers, integration
with Oracle Database 12c etc. From the developer’s perspective these were: WebSocket protocol support, OSGi, improving of Maven support and so on. All these features undoubtedly have been
seriously improved WebLogic from high availability perspective and have made unparalleled product
on the market for deploying application in the public, on-premise private
cloud, engineered systems such as Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle SPARC
SuperClusters
, Oracle Database Appliance Systems and conventional systems.

This summer
Oracle has released WebLogic Server 12.1.3 which is a new version release of
Oracle WebLogic Server 12c. It builds on top of features and functionality
provided in WebLogic 12.1.2 with additional improvements of developer productivity,
performance, high availability and manageability.

In this
post I would like to divide most
interesting features from my perspective
(but of course not all of them) into
the following sections: Developers Productivity, High Availability and Performance,
Manageability. So let’s consider all features that included in these
sections:

Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.1.3 Support - Oracle Weblogic Server 12.1.3 is the
foundation for other Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.1.3 products. This is very
important update which adds recently released Oracle SOA Suite 12c, BPM
Suite 12c
and other Oracle Fusion Middleware products to the family of
products that is supported with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c.

High Availability and Performance - Weblogic Server 12.1.3 builds on
support from prior WebLogic Server versions to improve the reliability,
availability, scalability and performance of WebLogic Server applications in
clustered environments, when using new Oracle database features, in multi data
center architectures, and on Exalogic Systems

Manageability Improvements - Weblogic Server 12.1.3 continues to
increase manageability and simplify the configuration and monitoring of
WebLogic Server domains and applications adding a bunch of new features such
as: REST Resources for Server Management,
Fusion Middleware Control, Global Policy Attachment Support, Logging Enhancements, WLST enhancements etc.

  • REST Resources for Server Management This release supports a set of REST
    resources which enables the following domain management features: Life cycle management for servers,
    deployments, resources; Deployment
    operations for applications and libraries, Data Source configuration, Access
    to server and application logs, Explicit participation in change management.
    More info:  RESTful
    Management Interface Reference for Oracle WebLogic Server
  • Fusion Middleware Control This is rather interesting feature provides
    management of some WebLogic resources along with other Fusion Middleware
    products using Fusion Middleware Control. You are able to perform the following
    actions with WebLogic resources: Manage
    WebLogic Server clusters, server instances, and domains; Deploy and redeploy applications and manage
    application deployments; Create and
    configure JDBC data sources; Manage
    WebLogic Server messaging (JMS); Create and configure users and groups; Create and configure server templates. More
    info here:  Administering Oracle WebLogic Server
    with Fusion Middleware Control

Developers
Productivity
- For
developers in this release was placed specific focus on enabling development of
server applications that support rich client applications running in HTML5
browsers or mobile devices (mobile clients). In Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3, has
been implemented some selected Java EE 7
APIs including: JAX-RS 2.0, Java API for JSON Processing, Java API for WebSocket, and JPA 2.1.

You could find all information related to the new
WebLogic 12.1.3 features in the documentation: What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server

Links and resources which could be useful for
you
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Contact us at partner.imc-AT-beehiveonline.oracle-DOT-com  for further clarifications.

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