Running WebLogic Server 8.1 in a Development Environment

If a developer wants to run WebLogic Server 8.1 as a local install, the machine should meet or exceed the minimum requirements discussed in Chapter 2, “Installing WebLogic Server.” Development can slow to a crawl if the machine does not have enough processing power, memory, or even hard disk space to accommodate WebLogic Server. Besides WebLogic Server, most applications require database access. Databases that run locally can really tax the machine. Developers sometimes choose to run smaller or light versions of a testing database filled with a small subset of data or simply run a database on another machine.

In larger environments, WebLogic Server will run on its own machine and the developer ...

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