Chapter 1. Overview of WebLogic Server 12c and Related Technologies

In this chapter, we're going to see some basic information about the subject of this book, including:

  • A brief history of Oracle WebLogic Server
  • The most significant additions to Java SE Version 7
  • New features of Java EE 6, the specification implemented by the WebLogic Server
  • The improvements added to Version 12.1.2, the latest release of the product

Before we get into the new features of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c, let's do a quick recap on how it all started.

Introducing Oracle WebLogic Server 12c

In a very brief history of WebLogic, we must remember that it came to Oracle through the acquisition of BEA (Bill, Edward, Alfred). Although the name WebLogic is widely associated with BEA, ...

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