BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1 Kick Start shows you how to make J2EE programming easier, providing the fastest path to productivity with BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1. The authors show how Workshop leverages the power of BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1, including WebLogic Server, WebLogic Portal, and WebLogic Integration.
With BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1 Kick Start, you'll learn to build J2EE applications and see how each concept works within a real-world online casino application developed over the course of the book. You'll see how Workshop 8.1 facilitates every step of the development process, from design to deployment. The authors' expert insights and tips, along with dozens of practical examples that you can put to use immediately, will have you up and running at full speed in nothing flat.
WebLogic Server has been around for some time and has grown in complexity as Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) has grown. Gone are the days when Web applications were built from a few servlets and JavaServer Pages (JSPs) deployed on a single machine. Today's Web applications are built from hundreds or even thousands of pages. Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs), servlets, JSPs, and Java Messaging Service (JMS) are everywhere. Business processes are built in a hundred different ways, none of which are standardized. Even the best developers and development shops are feeling the strain of writing better, faster, less buggy code. BEA understands these issues and introduced WebLogic Workshop 8.1 to address them.
WebLogic Workshop 8.1 is a true revolution for J2EE developers. Applications can be developed in a fraction of the time it previously took—in days instead of weeks, weeks instead of months or years. With WebLogic Workshop Page Flows for defining GUI-based page navigation, the tedium of the past can be minimized so that you can concentrate on the important aspects of the application and its business logic. It's clear that Java and J2EE are here to stay, and with WebLogic Workshop 8.1, they are within the reach of the masses.