Saturday, July 18, 2009
Keynote address for the day
First again a PR from SaltMarch :) .
The topic will be Plug-in to rapid development on Weblogic with Eclipse by Dhiraj Bandari
Dhiraj Bandari is as sales consultant from Oracle, moved on from BEA with the acquisition.
Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) is a plugin that is really useful when we used weblogic application server integration. Provides the following features
--> Weblogic server (start,stop)
--> web services
--. JSF + facelets
--> DB tools
--> ORM workbench
--> creates the entity classes and helps to run all db functionalities
--> supports eclipselink,kodo,openjpa
--> has database schema broswer similar to TOAD
--> provides spring support
Tools for JAX-WS web services
--> New facets for weblogic web service development
Weblogic Server Tools
--> Run/deploy/debug locally or remotely
--> FastSwap ,shared libraries,Deployment plans
--> Migration support
Weblogic deployment descriptor editors
Oracle's strategy is to stop development on weblogic workshop. They will develop & enhance only JDeveloper and Enterprise pack for eclipse.
FastSwap Feature -- for iterative development
Traditional JEE Development cycle is Edit --> Build --> Deploy --> Test
Using Modern IDES it becomes Edit --> Deploy --> Test
FastSwap's goal is to eliminate the Deploy step Edit --> Test
FastSwap detects changes to class files,redfined changed classes,Non invasive and development mode only
Demo on FastSwap operation
How to enable fast swap feature --> go to weblogic application deployment descriptor and ebale fast swap. Then instant chagnes to ejb classes,web classes can be seen.