BEA's name is synonymous with the application server. Most applications
running on Unix in North America run on BEA's WebLogic server, particularly
financial apps. The current stable WebLogic 8.1 version does a lot more than
earlier versions. Migrating to new versions is always challenging and risky,
but is done for efficiency and new capabilities, and to stay current with a
vendor's products and support.
Most applications developed on the WebLogic 6.1 used JDK 1.3 or earlier. A
move from WebLogic 6.1 to 8.1 means making our applications compatible with
JDK 1.4.1 or higher since WebLogic 8.1 shipped with JDK 1.4. Most of the
common migration hazards are discussed at bea.com. I am going to share few
These will be our discussion points.
6.1 to 8.1 migration, the current application scenario Common upgrade issues
Getter and setter methods Serial... (more)
Web Services have played a key role in integrating heterogeneous
applications, particularly in cross domains. As part of identity management,
Security Token Services are used for request and response tokens. However, we
need multiple communication channels among Security Token Services when
multiple applications in different domains try to reach other Web Services.
In this article we have proposed a Master Security Token Service (MSTS) that
can act as a broker for all security authorization without duplicating the
effort at every domain.
In a world of heterogeneous systems where ... (more)
Enterprise services are built on applications that are running within the
enterprises to fulfill the business demands. In the recent past, the concept
of services in a cloud environment gained significance with services being
hosted in a common cloud environment within the enterprise or outside the
enterprise. In this article, I described the various steps involved in moving
services from an enterprise level to cloud-based environment as part of a
Traditionally an organization's Enterprise Services Architectures are
considered in terms of Business Architect... (more)
Java is hot. Just nine years old, it has become one of the leading
development environments in the world. Millions of programmers and thousands
of companies use it, and half of all IT managers expect to deploy J2EE
applications this year.
But Java's popularity hasn't necessarily made it easy for the growing
population of Java code jockeys. Ever-shortening production cycles have kept
the heat on programmers, who increasingly work in large teams to meet
production milestones. And every day those teams come face-to-face with an
immutable law of software development: the more code y... (more)
Web services have opened opportunities to integrate the applications at an
enterprise level irrespective of the technology they have been implemented
in. IBM's CICS transaction server for z/OS v3.1 can support web services. It
can help expose existing applications as web services or develop new
functionality to invoke web services.
One of the commonly used protocols for CICS web services is SOAP for CICS. It
enables the communication of applications through XML. It supports as a
service provider and service consumer independent of platform and language.
SOAP for CICS enables CIC... (more)