The C stands for cloud

Oracle introduces WebLogic Server 12c

Chris Mayer

Next-gen enterprise application server targets easier cloud deployment

Yesterday, Oracle opened the first door on its advent calendar of enhancements revealing the latest release of their self-proclaimed fastest application server WebLogic Server 12c – with a distinct focus towards cloud.

The updated server (the first fresh WebLogic since 2009) was debuted in an online launch and was described as ‘the cornerstone of Oracle’s cloud application framework’ as the cloud drive continues on from October’s pledge to head into the market.

According to Mike Lehmann, the company’s senior director of product management, one of the main features is that the software is now completely compliant with Java EE 6 : including APIs and libraries for Java EE 6 components such as Java Servlets, JAX, JSF and Enterprise JavaBeans.. He also noted that WebLogic customers are now able to leverage Java EE 6 as a lightweight development framework and programming model. 

Support for Java SE 7 was also unveiled suggesting that Oracle’s future focus will now of course be on driving towards full compliance in Java 7.

He said:

12c has the full complement of JavaEE 6, including RESTful Web Services, lightweight Web Services with EJB and the most desired feature which is context and dependency injection.

Oracle also say they took user feedback onboard by integrating WebLogic with Apache Maven, which Lehmann noted would make it easier for customers to use WebLogic within their own specific build environment.

Cameron Purdy, vice president of Development at Oracle released the following in a press release:

With Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, customers can leverage the #1 application server to get more out of their existing infrastructure, dramatically simplify application deployment and management and accelerate time-to-market with developer efficiency innovations.

In addition, with Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, customers are better positioned to adopt cloud computing and can leverage their existing infrastructure to create private or public cloud architectures and then easily move back and forth between on and off premise infrastructure as their requirements change. Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud provide an ideal cloud application foundation with maximum performance, scalability and reliability.

The replay of the launch is available to watch on Oracle’s website – complete with a Developer Deep Dive into WebLogic Server 12c 

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