One of the most significant areas of investment in WebLogic Server 12.1.3 has been in developer productivity and API updates, as I summarized in my blog from last week. However, a brief summary is typically not enough for developers who want a more detailed description of the improvements we have delivered. And although product documentation contains all of the relevant updates, sometime it does not capture the overall background on the topic that puts the improvements into context.
Steve Button from the WebLogic Server product management team has published an excellent whitepaper on OTN - Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 Whitepaper - Developing with WebLogic Server - which provides a detailed description of the new features, along with the background which explains why we delivered the improvements, and the benefits they offer. The whitepaper covers new WebLogic Server 12.1.3 features in the areas of WebSocket, JSON, JAX-RS, JPA, Server-Sent Events, Maven and more.
If you are a WebLogic Server user looking for a detailed description of the latest development features in WebLogic Server 12.1.3, and how you can leverage them in your applications, this is an excellent resource. Please take a look!