Workshop for WebLogic version 10.0 provides support for advanced web service features and the latest features of Eclipse and Web Tools Platform.
An IDE built on Eclipse 3.2. This version of the IDE is built on the Eclipse Platform, an open source framework that is now widely used for Java development. Workshop for WebLogic extends Eclipse 3.2 and the Web Tools Platform 1.5.
Tools for upgrading applications from version 8.1 and 9.2. Version 10.0 makes it easy to upgrade your 8.1 applications.
Upgrade support for 8.1 applications includes:
To upgrade a 9.2 application, simply open it in Worshop for WebLogic 10.0. A dialog will ask if you an upgrade is desired. Note that the 9.2 upgrade process only changes project metadata and facets; user code is not changed by this upgrade process.
Enhanced Weblogic Ant script export wizard. The new Ant script export wizard makes it easier to export the set of ant scripts required to perform a commandline build of your application.
Workshop for WebLogic version 9.2.1 provides new tools for developing web services, web applications, and for testing applications.
Updates available through the Eclipse feature update mechanism. Version 9.2.1 is distributed using an Eclipse update site. For information on downloading the version 9.2.1 update see http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E13224_01/wlw/docs100/index.html on the edocs website.
Web Service Design View. The web service Design View lets you design all of the major features of a web service using a graphical development environment. The following features are included:
For details see Using Design View to Create Web Services.
Page Flow Overview. The Page Flow Overview gives a graphical overview of an entire page flow, including its JSP pages, actions, and navigational relationships. This high-level view of a page flow gives the developer a total picture of how a page flow is structured. For details see Page Flow Overview.
Improved Test Client functionality. The Test Client now supports directly testing services that have callbacks as well as services that have only JMS as a transport. The Test Client is downloaded along with the Workshop for WebLogic 9.2.1 update, but it must be installed manually. For details on installing and using the Test Client to test web services, see Testing Web Services with the Test Client.
Cheat Sheets. A variety of cheat sheets are now available to get you started with Workshop for WebLogic. The following cheat sheets are available:
For details on opening a cheat sheet, see Workshop for WebLogic Cheat Sheets.
One of the key aspects of this release is its support of open sources technologies. As described below, Workshop for WebLogic integrates these technologies into a development experience whose focus is easing the creation of complex applications.
An IDE built on Eclipse 3.1. This version of the IDE is built on the Eclipse Platform, an open source framework that is now widely used for Java development. Workshop for WebLogic builds on the framework by adding support for the iterative development model introduced in version 8.1, as well as for easing the use of the open source technologies it incorporates. Instead of the proprietary IDE framework used in previous releases, Workshop for WebLogic extends Eclipse 3.1.2 and the Web Tools Platform 1.0.2.
Apache Beehive technologies. Version 9.2 incorporates Apache Beehive, the open source framework for web applications. Beehive includes:
Support for Java Server Faces. Version 9.2 supports integration of Java Server Faces technology with Beehive NetUI, including:
Support for standards-based Java web services. The same groundbreaking web service support in version 8.1 has been carried forward in version 9.2, now built on JSR-181. Web service support includes:
Support for Java 5 annotations. As with version 8.1, version 9.2 supports the use of annotations to simplify the development of complex components. While most of the functionality of the version 8.1 annotations carries forward into this version, this version uses Java 5 annotations (based on the JSR-175 standard). Workshop for WebLogic continues to provide tool support to keep the use of annotations simple, including a property editor for intuitive annotation editing.
Tools for upgrading applications from version 8.1. Version 9.2 makes it easy to upgrade your 8.1 applications. Upgrade support includes: