How This Book Is Organized
The primary technologies supported by WebLogic Server form part of the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) specification. Hence, the major areas that this book will cover are Java Servlets, JavaServer Pages, Java Database Connectivity, Java Naming and Directory Interface, Enterprise JavaBeans, Java Transaction API, Java Message Service API, and J2EE Connector Architecture. Another area that the book touches on is the support for Web Services in WebLogic Server.
You will study each of these technologies over a period of two days. The first day each new technology is discussed, you will cover the basic concepts of the technology and learn how you can develop applications with the technology and deploy them on WebLogic Server. In order to
One important area that developers always have to contend with when developing applications is debugging their applications. Hence, an entire day in this book is devoted to identifying the different techniques and support available to debug and trace applications in WebLogic Server.
In addition, you will find a case study application
Finally, you will get a broad overview of the various tools that come along with WebLogic Server, such as the Administration Console, deployTool, JSP compiler, EJB compiler, ANT tool, jCOM software bridge, and support for XML in WebLogic Server.
In addition to the chapters spread over three weeks and the bonus day, informative appendices are provided that list the steps to install and configure WebLogic Server and the source code for the case study MVC application.
Now take a look at what you will be learning over the
In the first week you will cover the simpler technologies that form part of the J2EE specification, namely Java Servlets, JavaServer Pages, and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC).
The second week will focus on the important and complex J2EE technologies that WebLogic Server supports, such as Advanced JDBC techniques, Java Naming and Directory Interface, Stateful Enterprise JavaBeans, Stateless Enterprise JavaBeans, Entity Beans, and the Java Transaction API.
During the third and final week, you will study the Java Message Service API, debugging techniques for applications deployed in WebLogic Server, the Administration Console and security features, and the tools provided with WebLogic Server, such as deployTool, ANT, BEA WebLogic Workshop, jCOM software bridge, XML, and the J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA).
As a bonus day, the book covers a new technology area -Web Services. You will learn the concepts of Web Services, the different technologies that make up Web Services, and how applications can leverage WebLogic Server's support for migrating applications to Web Services.
In addition, we provide you with a CD-ROM that contains an installable version of WebLogic Platform 7.0, which contains a 90-day license of WebLogic Server 7.0, WebLogic Workshop, WebLogic Integration, and WebLogic Portal. Also, the source code for all examples and the MVC application in the book are included in the CD-ROM.