Best practices for developing WebLogic Server applications
Written by a team of Oracle insiders and experts in the development of enterprise–class Java EE applications, this professional–level book provides best practices for developing and deploying WebLogic Server applications. The authors share their real–world experience and knowledge of WebLogic Server and its features to help you understand not only how things can be done, but also how things should be done.
Includes tips for choosing a Java EE application architecture
Walks you through various design solutions, architectures, construction techniques, deployment options, and management techniques
Features a realistic example application that leverages key technologies such as JSP, Spring MVC, EJB 3.0, JPA, and JAX–WS
Details each aspect of the decisions made during the development and deployment of the sample application
Contains best practices for configuring, managing, and tuning development and production environments
Explores techniques for using WebLogic Server JMS and WebLogic security
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Chapter 1: Building Web Applications in WebLogic.
Java Servlets and JSP Key Concepts.
Web Application Best Practices.
Chapter 2: Choosing a Web Application Architecture.
Architecture Key Concepts.
Presentation–Tier Architecture Selection.
Candidate Presentation–Tier Architectures.
Chapter 3: Designing an Example Java EE Application.
Web Application Architecture.
Chapter 4: Building an Example Web Application.
Overview of Application Components.
Constructing the Application Skeleton.
Constructing the User Site Components.
Construction of Administration Site Components.
Chapter 5: Packaging and Deploying WebLogic Web Applications.
Chapter 6: Building Enterprise JavaBeans in WebLogic Server.
EJB Technology Overview.
EJB Component Types.
The Java Persistence API.
WebLogic Server EJB Container.
General WebLogic Server EJB Features.
Session Bean Features.
Message–Driven Bean Features.
OpenJPA and Kodo Features.
Deployment Descriptors or Annotations?
Chapter 7: Building an Example EJB Application.
Business Layer Requirements.
Business Layer Architecture Options.
The bigrez.com Implementation.
Using TopLink instead of Kodo.
Chapter 8: Packaging and Deploying WebLogic Applications.
Creating an EJB Archive File.
Packaging JPA Persistence Units.
Chapter 9: Developing and Deploying Web Services.
Summarizing Web Services Standards.
CreatingWeb Services with WebLogic Server.
Moving Past the Basics.
UsingWeb Services Security.
Adding Web Services to bigrez.com.
Chapter 10: Using WebLogic JMS.
JMS Key Concepts.
The WebLogic JMS Provider.
WebLogic JMS Application Design.
WebLogic JMS Application Programming.
External JMS Providers.
Chapter 11: Using WebLogic Security.
WebLogic Security Overview.
WebLogic Security Framework.
Using External Security Stores.
Setting Up SSL/TLS.
Writing Security–Aware Java Clients.
Managing Application Security.
Chapter 12: Administering and Deploying Applications in WebLogic Server.
WebLogic Architecture Key Concepts.
WebLogic Administration Key Concepts.
Configuring aWebLogic Server Domain.
Monitoring WebLogic Server Applications.
ManagingWebLogic Server Applications.
Chapter 13: Optimizing WebLogic Server Performance.
Overview of System Performance.
Performance Best Practices.
Troubleshooting Performance Problems.
Chapter 14: Development Environment Best Practices.
InstallingWebLogic Server Software.
Development Project Structure.
Streamlining the Development Cycle.
Establishing a Build Process.
Integrated Development Environments.
Creating a Unit Testing Infrastructure.
Chapter 15: Production Environment Best Practices.
Global and Local Traffic Management.
Production Security Strategies.
Robert Patrick is a VP in Oracle's Fusion Middleware Development organization responsible for a team of Solution Architects. He specializes in designing and building large, mission–critical systems with WebLogic Server and other middleware technology. He is coauthor of Mastering BEA WebLogic Server.
Gregory Nyberg has more than 20 years of experience in the design and development of object–oriented systems and specializes in large mission–critical systems using WebLogic Server. He is coauthor of Mastering BEA WebLogic Server.
Philip Aston works for Oracle's SOA Consulting team in the UK. He is widely respected throughout Oracle for his expertise in WebLogic Server.
With Josh Bregman and Paul Done.