WebLogic Express 8.1™ is a powerful,
cost-effective Servlet engine that gets you up and running on the WebLogic™
product line in record time. Use WebLogic Express to quickly develop and
launch dynamic Web sites and basic Web applications guaranteeing the most reliable,
production-ready deployment on the market.
This documentation page provides access to most
documentation related to WebLogic Express features, installation,
management, and getting started material. Since WebLogic Express has the
same code base as WebLogic Server, most of the information that is
provided here also applies to WebLogic Server. Many documentation
links in this page refer to WebLogic Server Documentation pages.
WebLogic Express is a good fit for projects that use Servlets and Java
Server Pages (JSPs), and Java applications using Java classes, Remote Method Invocation (RMI),
and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC).
WebLogic Express does not support Enterprise Java Beans, Java Messaging Service, J2EE Connector Architecture,
EJB-implemented Web Services, and other features
targeted at enterprise-level applications. It is a suitable alternative to using an OpenSource Servlet Engine.
Read the white paper "Choosing the right Servlet engine" for a
detailed discussion comparing WebLogic Express with the OpenSource alternatives.
When to Upgrade WebLogic Express to WebLogic Server
Upgrade from WebLogic Express to WebLogic Server if you need to repartition your layers to
create a separate Business logic/EJB layer, to meet certain business needs or to
manage architecture complexity. You should upgrade to WebLogic Server if you need to integrate with applications that
are supported by J2EE Connector Architecture. You should upgrade to WebLogic Server if you need a messaging infrastructure (Java Messaging Service) for your