Application Packaging and Predeployment

Deployment is the process of placing and activating applications within WebLogic Server or cluster configurations. Prior to deployment, applications must be packaged. Packaging entails staging, creating deployment descriptors, and archiving the application. We'll discuss packaging Web and enterprise applications.

Packaging Web Applications

As detailed in Chapter 6, “Introduction to WebLogic Web Applications,” Web applications are packaged within WAR files. WAR files are created using the Java archive utility jar command and designating a .war extension for the archive. WAR files contain all files necessary to execute the Web application, which may include JSP(s), JSP tag libraries, servlets (see Chapter ...

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