This chapter provides an overview of developing an Oracle TopLink application using Oracle WebLogic Server. The following topics are covered:
Oracle TopLink is an advanced, object-persistence and object-transformation framework that provides development tools and run-time capabilities that reduce development and maintenance efforts, and increase enterprise application functionality.
Oracle TopLink includes support for EJB 3.0 in Java EE and Java SE environments, as well as support for EJB 2.n container-managed persistence (CMP). You can integrate Oracle TopLink with a variety of application servers, including Oracle WebLogic Server, OC4J, SunAS, JBoss, and IBM WebSphere.
For more information about developing, deploying, and configuring Oracle TopLink applications, see the Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle TopLink.
You develop Oracle TopLink applications, as described in "Introduction to TopLink Application Development" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle TopLink.
Before you can deploy Oracle TopLink applications on Oracle WebLogic Server, you must perform the following integration steps:
If JTA is used, configure the external transaction controller as required.
Use deployed JMX MBeans to configure your Oracle TopLink sessions at run-time.
For complete details, see "Integrating TopLink with Oracle WebLogic Server" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle TopLink. You also need to meet the requirements described in "Integrating TopLink with an Application Server" in the same document.