WebLogic Maven Plugin – Simplest Example

I've seen a question or two in recent days on how to configure the weblogic maven plugin.

The official documentation is extensive ... but could be considered TL;DR for a quick bootstrapping on how to use it.

As a late friday afternoon exercise I just pushed out an example of a very simple project that uses the weblogic-maven-plugin to deploy a web module.  It's almost the simplest configuration that can be done of the plugin (more...)

Updated WebLogic Server 12.1.3 Developer Zip Distribution

We've just pushed out an update to the WebLogic Server 12.1.3 Developer Zip distribution containing the bug fixes from a recent PSU (patch set update).

This is great for developers since it maintains the high quality of the developer zip distribution and the convenience it provides - avoids reverting to the generic installer to then enable the application of patch set updates.  For development use only.

Download it from OTN:

http://www.oracle. (more...)

Oracle Maven Repository – Rolling News

Oracle Maven Repository Is Live 

 

The Oracle Maven Repository is live and available for public access to the public APIs, libraries, utilities and archetypes that are shipped as part of the Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.2 and 12.1.3 releases, including corresponding Coherence versions.

** The repository also publishes the same from the ADF, SOA, OSB  and other Fusion Middleware options.
 
Oracle Maven Repository http://maven.oracle.com

Using the Oracle (more...)

Updating a GitHub forked repository

Mostly a reminder to self but thought I'd post the link in case anyone else is looking for this.  More pointers the merrier.

Simple, straight forward steps to synchronise a forked repository with its upstream repository and keep it up to date.

https://help.github.com/articles/syncing-a-fork

Syncing a fork

Sync a fork of a repository to keep it up-to-date with the upstream repository.
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Following these simple steps enables a forked repository to be easily (more...)

Oracle Maven Repository is Live with WebLogic Server Artifacts

Oracle Maven Repository 

Very. Exciting. News.

The Oracle Maven Repository has just gone live and is now available for public access, loaded with WebLogic Server artifacts from the 12.1.2 and 12.1.3 releases. 

Want free and easy access to WebLogic Server APIs, libraries and plugins - just have at it!

http://maven.oracle.com

https://blogs.oracle.com/WebLogicServer/entry/weblogic_server_and_the_oracle

Exploring DevOps with Chef and WebLogic Server

I'm about to embark on a journey that explores the use of WebLogic Server within a DevOps regime.  My first port of call for this journey will be using Chef.

A loose travel itinerary is:
  • Setting up an environment to explore the basic operations of Chef - using the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK)
  • Exploring the basics of how Chef works to install Java and WebLogic Server on a single node
  • Installing and examining some (more...)

Retro Day – Workload Management in WebLogic Server

Quite recently, I stumbled across this older but still very relevant whitepaper on the workload management capabilities of  WebLogic Server.  Written by one of the key engineers at the time, who later went on to become an architectect, it explains the workings of the new work load management feature introduced into WebLogic Server at the time and covers the concepts of work-manager configuration and effect, work scheduling and prioritization, overload protection and  more.

This (more...)

Developing with JAX-RS 2.0 for WebLogic Server 12.1.3

In an earlier post on the topic of Using JAX-RS 2.0 with WebLogic Server 12.1.3, I described that we've utilized the shared-library model to distribute and enable it.

This approach exposes the JAX-RS 2.0 API and enlists the Jersey 2.x implementation on the target server, allowing applications to make use of it as when they are deployed through a library reference in a weblogic deployment descriptor.

The one resulting (more...)

Using Eclipse (OEPE) to Develop Applications using WebSocket and JSON Processing API with WebLogic Server 12.1.3

Following from my last posting, I thought I'd also show how Eclipse (OEPE) makes the new Java EE 7 APIs available from Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3.

The first step was downloading and installing the Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) distribution from OTN.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/eclipse/downloads/index.html

Firing up Eclipse, the next step is to add a new Server type for Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3, pointing at a local installation.






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Developing with the WebSocket and JSON Processing API with WebLogic Server 12.1.3 and Maven

Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 provides full support for Java EE 6 and also adds support for a select set of APIs from Java EE 7.

The additional APIs are:
  • JSR 356 - Java API for WebSocket 1.0
  • JSR 353 - Java API for JSON Processing
  • JSR 339 - Java API for RESTful Web Services 2.0
  • JSR 338 - Java Persistence API 2.1
See the "What's New in 12.1.3 (more...)

Cycle4Sam 5 – Riding 1000km in 6 days for $100k for Women’s and Children’s Hospital



I recently participated in a week long charity bike ride called Cycle4Sam, where funds are raised to support the palliative care unit at the Women and Children's Hospital of South Australia.

The ride is conducted on a bi-annual basis in honour of young Sam Roberts, who sadly passed away from a rare genetic disease at the age of 4. His parents, Marty and Michelle and his siblings Lucy and Charlie, created the Sam Roberts Family (more...)

MaxPermSize Be Gone!


Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM warning: ignoring option MaxPermSize=256m; support was removed in 8.0
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JSON Parsing is Cake with WebLogic Server 12.1.3

Another feature of WebLogic Server 12.1.3 that I'm sure developers will find useful is the inclusion of an implementation of JSR-353 Java API for JSON Processing.

JSR 353: JavaTM API for JSON Processing
This new API, working from the foundations provided by earlier implementations such as Jackson, Jettison and Google JSon, now provides a standard API for working with JSON from Java. This goals and objectives of the API described in the initial (more...)

Using the JAX-RS 2.0 Client API with WebLogic Server 12.1.3

As part of the JAX-RS 2.0 support we are providing with WebLogic Server 12.1.3, one really useful new feature is the new Client API it provides, enabling applications to easily interact with REST services to consume and publish information.

By way of a simple example, I'll build out an application that uses the freegeoip.net REST service to lookup the physical location of a specified IP address or domain name and deploy (more...)

Using JAX-RS 2.0 in WebLogic Server 12.1.3

We've been working on adding some Java API updates to the coming WebLogic Server 12.1.3 release.

One that I think is going to be very popular is JAX-RS 2.0, which includes some useful new capabilities around filtering, interception and a really useful new client API.

 In the WebLogic Server 12.1.3 release we are providing this in the form of an optional shared-library that contains: the JAX-RS 2.0 API, (more...)

WebLogic Server – Using OSGi Bundles with Java EE Applications

The WLS 12c (12.1.2) release includes a new feature that enables OSGi bundles to be installed and used by deployed applications.

The full documentation is here:

http://fmwdocs.us.oracle.com/vol/doclibs/middleware/production/E26099_01/wls/WLPRG/osgi.htm#BGBJJHFA

In short this feature enables WLS to create an OSGi framework (Apache Felix 4.03) in which (more...)

WebLogic Server 12.1.2 – Schema Files

The XSD files for WebLogic Server 12.1.2 are located from this landing page:

http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/weblogic/index.html

Or directly on the 12.1.2 specific page:

http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/weblogic/wls_12.1.2.0.html

WebLogic Server 12.1.2 – Zip File Updates

I love the zip file distribution.  It's the flavour of WLS I mostly use.  Unzip, configure, go.  Delete it to remove it, start all over again.  Install it from a Maven goal.  Easy.
Small point to note is that the zip file distribution has been (more...)

WLS 10.3.6 Transaction Logs in Database

Was talking to one of our local partners yesterday who's in the middle of an infrastructure build for FMW using a 3rd party cloud provider.  He mentioned he was looking at how to handle the JTA transaction logs for their HA requirements without being able to rely on shared (more...)

WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.2) Documentation

The WebLogic Server documentation set has undergone a nice facelift in the 12c (12.1.2) release. 

http://fmwdocs.us.oracle.com/vol/doclibs/middleware/production/E26099_01/wls/index.html

I find the breakdown sections generally quite useful to quickly locate the information I'm looking for, but I still regularly go directly to a specific book as (more...)