This article is a bit different than the normal data source articles I have been writing because it's focused on an application use of WebLogic Server (WLS) data sources, although the application is still part of WLS. Java Messaging Service (JMS) supports the use of either a file store (more...)
One of the hot new features in Oracle database 12c is Application Continuity (AC). The feature basically will detect that a connection has gone bad and substitute a new one under the covers (I'll talk about it more in another article). To be able to do that, the (more...)
The download of Oracle 12c database became available on June 25, 2013. There are some big new features in 12c database and WebLogic Server will take advantage of them. Immediately, we will support using 12c database and drivers with WLS 10.3.6 and 12.1.1. When the next version (more...)
In case you haven't tried them before, JRockit Flight Recorder (JFR) and JRockit Mission Control (JMC) are useful tools to analyze what's happening in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and your running application. Basically, you make a record of events and information in a defined time period and then analyze (more...)
There is a new language construct that is introduced in JDK7 that applies to JDBC. It’s called try-with-resource. There is a tutorial at http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/essential/exceptions/tryResourceClose.html.
It allows you to automatically close an object when it is no longer needed. Theoretically, the object must extend java. (more...)