WebLogic: The Definitive Guide presents a 360-degree view of the world of WebLogic. Exhaustive treatment of the WebLogic server and management console answers any question that readers might think to ask. From building, packaging, and deploying applications, to optimizing the runtime WebLogic environment, dealing with security issues, and understanding Enterprise APIs, this book covers everything developers, administrators, and system architects must understand to work with this powerful and complex application server.
WebLogic™ Server is one of the leading J2EE-compliant application servers, produced by BEA Systems. It implements the full range of J2EE technologies, and provides many more additional features such as advanced management, clustering, and web services. It forms the core of the WebLogic Platform, and provides a stable framework for building scalable, highly available, and secure applications. You can gauge the extent of its acceptance by exploring the list of customers who have embraced WebLogic Server from all segments of the industry. A number of partners also are collaborating with BEA to build a diverse range of products that integrate with WebLogic Server and the WebLogic Platform. This information on customers and partners involved with WebLogic is available on BEA's web site, http://www.bea.com/. Clearly, WebLogic Server has established a strong presence in the market.
BEA is serious about WebLogic Server. It is one of the influential members on the various committees that decide on the future direction of the J2EE revolution. It has invested much financial and intellectual capital toward making WebLogic Server the leading Java© application server in the industry. Its dev2dev web site and newsgroups bring together developers, architects, and experts from different domains, all collaborating to make WebLogic Server as popular as it is. Over the years, two factors have determined the growth of WebLogic Server. First, WebLogic has consistently maintained compliance with the J2EE standards. Second, BEA has always been committed to ensuring that WebLogic meets and exceeds the needs of its customers, and provides a feature set that delivers a viable platform for building enterprise solutions. The combination of both of these factors has contributed to the widespread popularity of WebLogic Server.
WebLogic continues to maintain its edge by offering robust implementation of current and upcoming J2EE technologies. It also offers a lot more, extending the base platform with features that let you build real enterprise solutions with cutting-edge technologies. A quick preview of some of its features will convince you that WebLogic is a force to contend with.