"The book Mastering WebLogic is a technical tour de force that reveals WebLogic's inner workings and provides solid, pragmatic advice for high volume production deployments. If you are serious about using WebLogic Server, you should read this book."
—Richard Monson-Haefel, author of Enterprise JavaBeans, 3rd Edition (O'Reilly 2001)
Written by leading experts in the field, this advanced-level book provides best practices for developing and deploying WebLogic Server 8.1 applications. The authors share their real-world experience with WebLogic Server and its features to help you understand not only how things can be done, but also how things should be done. They walk you through different design solutions, architectures, construction techniques, deployment options, and management techniques, explaining the benefits of each alternative. A realistic example application that leverages key technologies such as JSP, Jakarta Struts, JMS, EJB, and Web Services is also built and deployed to help illustrate selected techniques and best practices. Each decision made during the development and deployment of the application is discussed in detail, providing insight and direction for similar decisions in your own efforts.
The best practices presented cover a wide range of topics, ranging from Web application and EJB development recommendations to advanced administration, performance tuning, and configuration techniques. With these best practices, you'll quickly learn how to:
- Choose an appropriate architecture for your WebLogic Server application
- Package and deploy WebLogic Server applications properly
- Leverage the latest EJB, JMS, Security, and Web services features available in WebLogic Server 8.1
- Deliver and troubleshoot scalable high-performance systems
- Configure and manage your development, test, and production environments for optimum productivity and performance
The companion Web site contains example code and installation instructions, a detailed walkthrough of a complete example application, and links to additional resources.