Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: First Look


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  • A concise and practical first look to immediately get you started with Oracle Weblogic 12c
  • Understand the position and use of Oracle WebLogic 12c in Exalogic and the Cloud

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 144 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : June 2012
ISBN : 1849687188
ISBN 13 : 9781849687188
Author(s) : Michel Schildmeijer
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise, Oracle

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Ready for the Cloud!
Chapter 2: Supporting the Java EE 6
Chapter 3: Deployment, Installation, and Configuration Features
Chapter 4: Integrated and External Services
Chapter 5: Integration and Management with Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
Chapter 6: Oracle WebLogic 12c to the Cloud: Exalogic
Index
  • Chapter 1: Ready for the Cloud!
    • The c is replacing the g
    • WebLogic 12c supports over more than 200 new features!
    • Overview and structure in the new features
      • Java EE 6 support and development
        • Java EE 6 features
        • Development features
      • Configuration and tooling
        • Performance and failover
        • Traffic management
        • Enterprise Manager 12c
        • Distributed caching
      • Some more Exalogic features
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Supporting the Java EE 6
      • Java EE 6 applications for conventional and cloud deployment
      • Major Java EE 6 API changes
      • Java EE 6 specifications
        • Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE (JSR 299)
        • Java Server Faces (JSF) 2
        • Enterprise Java Beans 3.1
          • Admin console support for EJBs in a WAR
          • EJB 3.1 annotation support
          • Simplified deployment with annotation support
        • Bean Validation 1.0 (JSR 303)
        • Java Persistence API (JPA) 2
        • Servlets 3.0
        • Java API for RESTful Web Services (JSR 311)
        • Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6
        • Deprecated APIs
      • WebLogic 12c shared libraries and modules
        • Java classes compatibility
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Deployment, Installation, and Configuration Features
        • Develop, build, compile, and deploy on WebLogic 12c
          • Lightweight development with WebLogic 12c
          • Some hints and tips using development on WebLogic 12c
            • Using FastSwap
            • Using the wlx option
            • Using WebLogic server tooling
            • Standard Java IDE support
            • Eclipse and Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (12.1.1.0)
            • NetBeans IDE 7.1
            • Other expected IDEs
          • WebLogic 12c and Maven integration
            • The project object model (POM)
            • Advanced features of WebLogic Maven plugin
            • Maven support for several IDEs
            • Maven for Eclipse/OEPE
            • NetBeans and Maven
          • Classloading and the Classloading Analysis Tool (CAT)
            • Overview of Java EE application Classpath
            • Built-in WLS CAT (ClassLoading Analysis Tool)
          • Deployment descriptor support for GlassFish Server
        • Cloud development with WebLogic 12c
          • Installation and upgrades with WebLogic 12c
          • Upgrading to WebLogic 12c
          • New configuration features in WebLogic 12c
            • JDK 7 certification
            • Administration Console
            • NodeManager
            • JDBC
            • Security
            • Standalone clients
            • Deprecated: weblogic.management.username and weblogic.management.password
        • Web Services
        • Exalogic features
          • WebLogic 12c New feature TLog Store
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Integrated and External Services
          • JDBC services
            • Active GridLink and RAC integration
            • Fan enabling
            • New JDBC features for WebLogic 12c
          • JMS Services
          • Security services
            • Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers (JASPIC) support
            • RSA JSSE Provider
            • SSL Implementation
              • Changes to SSLMBean
              • JSSE/SSL
              • TLS 1.2 support
            • Better support for Single Sign-On with Microsoft Clients
          • Web Services
            • WebLogic Web Services with Java EE 6
            • WebLogic 12c and Jersey JAX-RS RI Version 1.9
            • Support for EclipseLink MOXy (JAXB)
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Integration and Management with Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
            • What is Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c?
            • Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c system design
              • WebLogic Server Management: New in Enterprise Manager 12c
              • Configuration management features
                • WebLogic Server 12c provisioning and cloning
              • Automating discovery and detecting configuration changes
            • WebLogic Server 12c monitoring
              • Performance monitoring and diagnostics of WebLogic Server
                • Customizable performance summaries
                • Out-of-box metrics
                • Metric Extensions
                • Composite Application dashboard
                • Request Monitoring
                • JVM Diagnostics
                • Middleware Diagnostics Advisor
                • Diagnostic Snapshots
                • Monitoring for deployed applications
                • Application components dependency and performance
                • Log Viewer
                • Event monitoring
            • Business Transaction Management
            • Heap Analysis
            • Integrated Cloud Stack Management
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Oracle WebLogic 12c to the Cloud: Exalogic
              • What is Oracle Exalogic?
                • Exabus
                • Oracle Exalogic Cloud Software components
                • Exalogic Cloud Software
                  • RDMA API: Oracle Tuxedo
                  • Message Bus API: Oracle Coherence
                  • SDP API: WebLogic
                • Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder
                • Oracle Traffic Director
                • Oracle WebLogic/Exalogic optimizations
                  • Increased server scalability, throughput, and responsiveness
                  • Better Oracle RAC and Exadata integration
                  • Reduced Exalogic to Exadata response times
              • Summary

              Michel Schildmeijer

              Michel Schildmeijer was born in the Netherlands in 1966. He studied pharmaceuticals, and after the military duty he started in industrial and hospital pharmacy. Because he got more involved in computers, he made the change to IT in 1996. At this moment he is an Oracle Fusion Middleware Architect at Qualogy, with focus on technical infrastructure, Serverside solutions, installing, administering, configuring the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack. His experience is from integrations at telco´s using Oracle AIA, Oracle Portal, OID, Forms&Reports, and Discoverer up to the latest Oracle WebLogic 12c releases with practically all Oracle products running on top of it He has a special interest in developing tools for administrators and automation of common administration tasks, so he has in depth knowledge of the Oracle WebLogic server and its unveiled secrets.

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              What you will learn from this book

              • Master the new deployment and configuration features within Oracle WebLogic 12c
              • Get to grips with existing and new integrated services like Coherence, JDBC, JMS, and much more.
              • Learn to work with other components like OVAB, Oracle Traffic Director, and the Exabus Layer.
              • Understand integration with Cloud management such as Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control.

              In Detail

              Oracle Weblogic 12c is Oracle's number 1 strategic Application Server - able to run on both cloud computing systems and conventional ones. Oracle WebLogic 12c implements the new JAVA EE 6 standard and supports JAVA SE 7, and this book will guide you through all the new features, enhancements, and tools inside the new 12c release.

              "Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: First Look" offers a focused look at the new Weblogic features with real world examples.

              This practical guide gives clear explanations and dives deep into all the definitions and concepts of Weblogic 12c.

              This book starts with a short introduction to WebLogic 12c. It then swiftly covers the new features of JAVA EE and SE where we will also learn to develop Java EE 6 applications. This book also covers the new configuration and deployment features. Finally all the new cloud features and techniques will be highlighted, including integration with Enterprise Manager 12c.

              Approach

              This book is written in simple, easy to understand format with lots of screenshots and step-by-step explanations to get you started with the exciting new features.

              Who this book is for

              If you are a WebLogic Server administrator or developer excited about the new features introduced in the 12c version, then this is the guide for you. A Working knowledge of previous WebLogic versions is preferable.

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