What else can WebLogic Server do?
There are lots of other issues that BigTel engineers will solve
using WebLogic Server technology over the next few weeks:
- They'll use WebLogic SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and
WebLogic ACLs (access control lists) to protect their WebLogic
Server applications so that field engineers can use them over the Internet
and over unsecured lines.
- They'll use the WebLogic COM-to-RMI bridge capabilities
to write Java applications that can use business logic in legacy
Microsoft COM objects.
- They'll also use WebLogic GUI Beans in a popular IDE with
drag-and-drop tools to build GUIs for several different Java user
front-ends, and then they'll make those applications foolproof by
publishing them to their clients with WebLogic ZAC. ZAC makes
installation of a Java application as simple as double clicking an
installer icon, and then ZAC automatically keeps the application
up-to-date as the IS department publishes new versions.
- They'll further refine their use of connection pools to
moderate the use of scarce resources, like database
connections. They'll set up connection pools for different groups of
users who have different needs and priorities for service.
- Using WebLogic JNDI (Java Naming and Directory Services),
they'll integrate the configuration information for their application
with the corporate LDAP server.
- And they'll start upgrading some old legacy apps by writing more
Enterprise JavaBeans, streamlining development and eventually making
life generally easier for everybody in the department.
And all this will happen well before their deadline.
So how does the story end? Ms. Veep gets a big promotion and a letter of
appreciation from company headquarters, the field engineers and the field
engineer managers have a big party to celebrate their new productivity, and
Mr. Imayess has time to take a well-deserved and long-delayed vacation in
Tahiti -- without his beeper.
The Java engineer -- well, the Java engineer and the rest of the development
team get to write more Java code with WebLogic Server. They keep exploring WebLogic
Server and keep finding out great new things they can do with it. And, after a
while, the whole company is quietly running on WebLogic Server.
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