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A bigger Java EE 7 family

WebLogic application server compatible with Java EE 7

JAX Editorial Team
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When it was released last October, Weblogic 12.1.3 had already begun supporting some of the key Java EE 7 APIs. Now advocate Reza Rahman has announced that version 12.2.1 of the Oracle application server is fully certified for Java EE 7.

The number of servers compatible with Java EE 7 has just risen to a total of six. The Aquarium Blog has announced that WebLogic 12.2.1 will join IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 8.5.5.6 (Liberty Profile), GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.0, TMAX JEUS 8, Wildfly 8.x and Hitachi Cosminexus Application Server v10.0.

According to Oracle’s Java EE compatibility matrix, the following configuration has been tested:

WebLogic 12.2.1 – tested configuration (via oracle.com)

Beyond the highlight of Java EE 7 certification, the release of WebLogic 12.2.1 also brings a few significant innovations.

“As many of you are aware, Java EE 7 is one of the most extensive set of changes to the platform in it’s history,” writes Rahman on the community blog. “Similarly WebLogic 12.2.1 is one of the most significant releases of WebLogic in many years, even not counting full Java EE 7 support.”

WebLogic 12.2.1 – Jave EE and multitenancy

Multitenancy will allow users to achieve an approximate level of isolation that so far could only be reached by technologies like Docker containers or virtualisation.

This is now available natively on the maturity level available, allowing multiple applications to run in complete isolation from each other on the same WebLogic runtime. The multitenancy concept is designed to be implemented seamlessly across the entire Oracle stack (Oracle JDK, Coherence, Traffic Director, Oracle Database).

In addition to Java EE 7, WebLogic 12.2.1 – just like its predecessor – is also officially certified for Java SE 8.

Meanwhile, the number of Java EE 7-certified server appear poised to grow in the foreseeable future. The recently released alpha version of JBoss EAP 7 arrived with support for Java EE 7, as did the beta version of WebSphere Classic. The Apache TomEE team has long been working on the implementation of Java EE 7 features.

For more on the latest WebLogic Server release, read the release announcement here.

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