Oracle WebLogic Server 10g Rel 3: Good for the Goose

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.


I'm a tittle confused about Weblogic Server. Will it replace the Oracle Application Server in the future or is that a replacement for oj4c? What should I choose when I want to continue using forms and reports beside the new hot java stuffs? Thanks a lot

Posted by nils on August 14, 2008 at 01:38 PM PDT #

WLS is Oracle's strategic Java container going forward. That being said, if you prefer OC4J, stay on that - it's supported and will continue to be supported.

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on August 14, 2008 at 09:10 PM PDT #

Is Oracle WebLogic Server replacemnt of Oracle Application Server? As Oracle promote Oracle WebLogic Server, will they support Oracle Appliction Server? What is licensing cost of OWS.

Posted by Wasim on February 17, 2009 at 10:11 AM PST #

See my previous comment. WLS will be Oracle's "strategic" JEE platform going forward. Oracle AS will also be supported; at some point, I'd expect new development to cease on that. Contact your sales rep for pricing.

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on February 17, 2009 at 05:11 PM PST #

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