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.
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.
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
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.
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