Oracle WebLogic Server 10g Rel 3: Good for the Goose
By oracletechnet on Aug 10, 2008
Despite the fact it has been available for download from OTN since last week, Oracle WebLogic Server 10g Rel 3 (10.3) was officially announced in a social PR today. (Download link and other supporting info here; there is also a very complete description in this post at the Oracle Developer Tools Blog.)
Released by BEA in tech preview in November 2007, 10.3 is the first "Oracle-compliant, feature-bearing" release - meaning: it now functions as official JDeveloper/ADF/TopLink runtime, and it has lots of new stuff in it. Workshop for WebLogic is still in there for all platforms and it's now free, to boot.
If you're a former BEA customer, you've probably been waiting for this for a while. If you're a longstanding Oracle one; well, this is your chance to get your feet wet with what is now Oracle's strategic Java platform.
I feel compelled to add that despite what you may have read elsewhere, the WLS install is fairly lightweight (154MB) when the a-la-carte approach is taken. Or, you can choose to download the entire entree (WLS, drivers, plugins, JDKs, samples) at about 735MB.