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Oracle WebLogic Server 12c

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c

A sneak peek at Oracle’s newly launched WebLogic 12c, guiding you through new features and techniques

Overview
A concise and practical first look to immediately get you started with Oracle Weblogic 12c
Understand the position and use of Oracle WebLogic 12c in Exalogic and the Cloud

In Detail
Oracle Weblogic 12c is Oracle’s number 1 strategic Application Server – able to run on both cloud computing systems and conventional ones. Oracle WebLogic 12c implements the new JAVA EE 6 standard and supports JAVA SE 7, and this book will guide you through all the new features, enhancements, and tools inside the new 12c release.

“Oracle WebLogic Server 12c: First Look” offers a focused look at the new Weblogic features with real world examples.

This practical guide gives clear explanations and dives deep into all the definitions and concepts of Weblogic 12c.

This book starts with a short introduction to WebLogic 12c. It then swiftly covers the new features of JAVA EE and SE where we will also learn to develop Java EE 6 applications. This book also covers the new configuration and deployment features. Finally all the new cloud features and techniques will be highlighted, including integration with Enterprise Manager 12c.

What you will learn from this book
Master the new deployment and configuration features within Oracle WebLogic 12c
Get to grips with existing and new integrated services like Coherence, JDBC, JMS, and much more.
Learn to work with other components like OVAB, Oracle Traffic Director, and the Exabus Layer.
Understand integration with Cloud management such as Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control

Approach
This book is written in simple, easy to understand format with lots of screenshots and step-by-step explanations to get you started with the exciting new features.

Who this book is written for
If you are a WebLogic Server administrator or developer excited about the new features introduced in the 12c version, then this is the guide for you. A Working knowledge of previous WebLogic versions is preferable.

Chapter 1: Ready for the Cloud!
The c is replacing the g
WebLogic 12c supports over more than 200 new features!
Overview and structure in the new features
Java EE 6 support and development
Java EE 6 features
Development features
Configuration and tooling
Performance and failover
Traffic management
Enterprise Manager 12c
Distributed caching
Some more Exalogic features
Chapter 2: Supporting the Java EE 6
Java EE 6 applications for conventional and cloud deployment
Major Java EE 6 API changes
Java EE 6 specifications
Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE (JSR 299)
Java Server Faces (JSF) 2
Enterprise Java Beans 3.1
Admin console support for EJBs in a WAR
EJB 3.1 annotation support
Simplified deployment with annotation support
Bean Validation 1.0 (JSR 303)
Java Persistence API (JPA) 2
Servlets 3.0
Java API for RESTful Web Services (JSR 311)
Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6
Deprecated APIs
WebLogic 12c shared libraries and modules
Java classes compatibility
Chapter 3: Deployment, Installation, and Configuration Features
Develop, build, compile, and deploy on WebLogic 12c
Lightweight development with WebLogic 12c
Some hints and tips using development on WebLogic 12c
Using FastSwap
Using the wlx option
Using WebLogic server tooling
Standard Java IDE support
Eclipse and Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (12.1.1.0)
NetBeans IDE 7.1
Other expected IDEs
WebLogic 12c and Maven integration
The project object model (POM)
Advanced features of WebLogic Maven plugin
Maven support for several IDEs
Maven for Eclipse/OEPE
NetBeans and Maven
Classloading and the Classloading Analysis Tool (CAT)
Overview of Java EE application Classpath
Built-in WLS CAT (ClassLoading Analysis Tool)
Deployment descriptor support for GlassFish Server
Cloud development with WebLogic 12c
Installation and upgrades with WebLogic 12c
Upgrading to WebLogic 12c
New configuration features in WebLogic 12c
JDK 7 certification
Administration Console
NodeManager
JDBC
Security
Standalone clients
Deprecated: weblogic.management.username and weblogic.management.password
Web Services
Exalogic features
WebLogic 12c New feature TLog Store
Chapter 4: Integrated and External Services
JDBC services
Active GridLink and RAC integration
Fan enabling
New JDBC features for WebLogic 12c
JMS Services
Security services
Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers (JASPIC) support
RSA JSSE Provider
SSL Implementation
Changes to SSLMBean
JSSE/SSL
TLS 1.2 support
Better support for Single Sign-On with Microsoft Clients
Web Services
WebLogic Web Services with Java EE 6
WebLogic 12c and Jersey JAX-RS RI Version 1.9
Support for EclipseLink MOXy (JAXB)
Chapter 5: Integration and Management with Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
What is Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c?
Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c system design
WebLogic Server Management: New in Enterprise Manager 12c
Configuration management features
WebLogic Server 12c provisioning and cloning
Automating discovery and detecting configuration changes
WebLogic Server 12c monitoring
Performance monitoring and diagnostics of WebLogic Server
Customizable performance summaries
Out-of-box metrics
Metric Extensions
Composite Application dashboard
Request Monitoring
JVM Diagnostics
Middleware Diagnostics Advisor
Diagnostic Snapshots
Monitoring for deployed applications
Application components dependency and performance
Log Viewer
Event monitoring
Business Transaction Management
Heap Analysis
Integrated Cloud Stack Management
Chapter 6: Oracle WebLogic 12c to the Cloud: Exalogic
What is Oracle Exalogic?
Exabus
Oracle Exalogic Cloud Software components
Exalogic Cloud Software
RDMA API: Oracle Tuxedo
Message Bus API: Oracle Coherence
SDP API: WebLogic
Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder
Oracle Traffic Director
Oracle WebLogic/Exalogic optimizations
Increased server scalability, throughput, and responsiveness
Better Oracle RAC and Exadata integration
Reduced Exalogic to Exadata response times

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c


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