I had some people contact me about my previous post on deployment plans that still had questions about a more complex example of using WebLogic Server deployment API support for JSR-88 Deployment Plans. Steve Button – one of the WebLogic Server Product Managers - provided a very helpful presentation on Deployment Plans that I will embed below.
I have also posted a Deployment Plan Sample on http://samplecode.oracle.com. The sample illustrates how to change a web.xml context parameter value from “development” to “qualityassurance” to “production” all without modifying the EAR file at all. The presentation and sample should help you become more familiar with the capabilities.
UPDATED 9/9/2009 – Also there is a complete Oracle By Example – showing how to create and use a Deployment Plan step-by-step.