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 – 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>

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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Web Service Transactions Part 1: WS-AtomicTransaction with EJB-based Webservices and WLS 11gR1

To make it clear at first: I am not a fan of web service transactions. They contradict the principle of loose coupling in a SOA. But it is like with XA and 2PC – there are situations where you want to use them or where it is almost mandatory.

In (more...)

Speeding up AIA 11g R1 Server Startup Time

The Oracle Application Integration Architecture has been released recently in the updated 11g R1 Version.
The name is still coming from early times - nowadays because of its capabilities and positioning it should be named more likely Oracle Enterprise Integration Architecture....

AIA 11g R1 includes several fantastic new features as (more...)

Running Oracle Soa Suite 11g on OpenSuse 11.1 – Part 2

PART 2 – Starting SOA Suite and Creating a First SOA Composite in JDeveloper 11g Version 11.1

This continues Part 1 which can be found here.

After installation we need to take one steps before starting the servers:

  • Configure a boot.properties file in the soa_domain root directory:
    This (more...)