WebLogic Server Premium Edition

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2001-10-01 Print this article Print

6.1"> WebLogic Server Premium Edition 6.1

BEAs WebLogic offers a bleeding-edge Java application server that provides the very latest in Java technology. For those who want an application server that has everything the Java platform can offer, WebLogic is the right choice. However, its weak management tools and mobile strategy are drawbacks that will keep some companies away.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Java developers will appreciate WebLogics new command-line tools, which make application development and deployment easier.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // WebLogics deeply integrated message queuing support provides flexible ways for organizations to build large, distributed applications.

Supports J2EE 1.3 standard, including EJB 2.0 and message-enabled EJB abilities; built-in message queuing; in-memory state replication for high-performance clusters; Web services and SOAP support.

Bare-bones management and performance monitoring console; doesnt have a well-developed mobile computing strategy; limited caching features.

BEA Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif.; (408) 570-8000; www.bea.com/products/weblogic/server

Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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