WebLogic Server 11g (10.3.6) Documentation

The OTN documentation pages don't appear yet to have a link to the WLS 10.3.6 documentation set.

If you are looking for it in the interim you can find it here: 

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/wls.htm

While this is predominantly a patchset, there are a number of new features (more...)

Web application filtering classloader documentation update

Following a posting on here last year that described using the filtering classloader within a web application, several folks commented that it wasn't described in the documentation.

The WebLogic Server 12c (12.1.1.0) documentation shows the prefer-application-packages and prefer-application-resources elements as being available in the weblogic.xml file.

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WebLogic Server 12c – Identifying versions of modules, libraries, frameworks


Now that WebLogic Server 12c has been released, it's interesting to look at the various libraries, modules and open-source frameworks it uses.

One approach to doing this is to use the wls-cat utility to search for a known class from the framework, module or open-source framework you are interested in (more...)

WebLogic Server 12c – Maven Usage Notes


Note: apologies for the formatting, this posting was a cut and paste from a .docx document and thus has all the styles inlined.   In the interests of time, I thought it was better to just post it as-is and make it available, rather than try and reformat it.  (more...)

weblogic.xml and prefer-application-packages

Short and sweet this one, purely for my own future simple reference.

To use prefer-application-packages in weblogic.xml, it looks like this:
<weblogic-web-app xmlns="http://xmlns.oracle.com/weblogic/weblogic-web-app" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd http://xmlns.oracle.com/weblogic/weblogic-web-app http://xmlns.oracle.com/weblogic/weblogic-web-app/1.2/weblogic-web-app.xsd">

  <jsp-descriptor>
    <keepgenerated>true</keepgenerated>
    <debug>true</debug>
  </jsp-descriptor>

  <context-root>/quicktest</context-root>
  
  <container-descriptor>
    <prefer-application-packages>
        <package-name>org.codehaus.jackson.*</package-name>
        <package-name>org.codehaus.jettison.*</package-name>
        <package-name>org.objectweb.asm.*</package-name>
    </prefer-application-packages>
  </container-descriptor>

</weblogic-web-app>

Unofficial Java SE 7 Builds for Mac OS X

Not sure how I overlooked this, but according to this page here:

http://wikis.sun.com/display/OpenJDK/Mac+OS+X+Port

There are prebuilt (unofficial) binaries for Java SE 7 on Mac OS X here: 

http://code.google.com/p/openjdk-osx-build/downloads/list?q=label:Featured

Good stuff.

Plugging in a later version of EclipseLink to WebLogic Server

Talking with Doug Clarke of EclipseLink fame and fortune last week, it sounds like there is some real interest from developers in wanting to update WebLogic Server to use later versions of the EclipseLink in order to access it's evolving feature set.

Which should offer no surprises really, EclipseLink rocks.

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Building and Running OpenJDK 7 on Mac OS X – A Breeze

Preparing a little for the Adelaide JUG meeting yesterday, where Java SE 7 was going to be the topic of discussion, I finally thought it was time to grab the OpenJDK 7 source, get it built and working on my Mac.

http://wikis.sun.com/display/OpenJDK/Mac+OS+X+Port

After checking off the pre-reqs, the (more...)