BEA Server Aids SOA Creation

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-07-19 Print this article Print

The BEA WebLogic Server Process Edition application server targets customers looking to build services-oriented architectures.

BEA Systems Inc. Monday announced the availability of a new premier version of its application server aimed at customers looking to build services-oriented architectures. BEA WebLogic Server Process Edition, which the San Jose, Calif., company announced at its eWorld conference in San Francisco in May, converges application development and business process management capabilities in a model BEA calls process-driven development, said Peter Linkin, senior director of product management at BEA. Meanwhile, Product Manager Herain Oberoi said BEA WebLogic Server Process Edition is the first application server to deliver service enablement, service orchestration and application development from a single integrated development environment.
"The new high-end edition of the server is a customer-driven thing," Linkin said. "Were looking at the way developers build service-oriented applications and making them more productive."
Oberoi said BEAs approach differs from others in that it is totally integrated. "Were not just going out and acquiring a company and trying to make their stuff work with our app server." The new version of the application server delivers on BEAs Liquid Computing strategy, which is aimed at improving IT responsiveness using business process management and application development to build SOAs. For more on BEAs Liquid Computing plan, click here. Check out eWEEK.coms Developer & Web Services Center at for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.

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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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