As many of you are aware WebLogic 12.2.1 now offers full Java EE 7 commercial support. Recently Java rock star Adam Bien took Java EE 7 support in WebLogic for a spin and was impressed. He commented on fast startup, low memory footprint, fast deployments, excellent NetBeans integration and solid Java EE 7 compliance. You can read Adam's full write-up here.
None of this of course is incidental. WebLogic is a mature product with an extremely large existing deployment base. With those strengths often comes the challenge of usability and WebLogic is no exception. Nonetheless many folks that haven't kept up-to-date with WebLogic evolution don't realize that usability and performance have long been a continued core focus. That is why folks like Adam are often pleasantly surprised when they take an objective fresh look at WebLogic. You can give WebLogic 12.2.1 a try yourself here. There is no need to pay for anything as you can use a free OTN developer license (this is what Adam used as per the instructions on his post). You can also use an official Docker image here.
Solid Java EE support is of course the tip of the iceberg (albeit an extremely important tip of the iceberg) as to what WebLogic offers. WebLogic offers a depth and breadth of proven features geared towards mission-critical, 24x7 operational environments that few other servers come close to. One of the best ways to observe this is taking a quick glance at the latest WebLogic documentation.