Oracle Delivers New WebLogic Release

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2008-08-12 Print this article Print

Oracle delivers the first new release of the WebLogic application server since Oracle bought BEA Systems. New features in the combined Oracle/BEA technology, known as Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R3, include support for Web 2.0 applications.

Oracle is rolling out a new release of the WebLogic application server the company acquired when it bought BEA Systems in January.

The new release features enhancements for Web 2.0 development and enhanced support for the Spring Framework and other improvements. It's also the first release to unify Oracle and BEA technology. The release also solidifies Oracle's commitment to the BEA customer base, Oracle officials said.

On July 1, Oracle announced its Oracle Fusion Middleware strategy and plans for integration of BEA products, and the company delivered Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R3 Aug. 11.

Oracle officials said WebLogic Server 10g R3 is among the first of a number of products that combine technology from Oracle Fusion Middleware and BEA Systems.  In addition, Oracle WebLogic Server 10g R3 is the cornerstone of Oracle WebLogic Suite.

The new Oracle WebLogic Server also includes new features and capabilities, as well as integration with other strategic Oracle Fusion Middleware products such as Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Coherence, and Oracle TopLink, as well as Oracle Enterprise Manager. It also extends Oracle's hot-pluggable middleware strategy and supports a variety of development environments, including Eclipse, Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle WebLogic Workshop 10.3.

New features for the product include enhanced support for Spring Framework developers, a new HTTP publish-subscribe feature that supports Web 2.0-style rich user interfaces, and support for Java SE 6 and JRockit Mission Control. The latter two features enable developers and end users to get more performance and insight into application behavior, Oracle officials said.

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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