This document is a resource for software developers who want to develop and configure applications that include WebLogic Server Java Component Object (jCOM). It also contains information that is useful for business analysts and system architects who are evaluating WebLogic Server or considering the use of WebLogic Server jCOM for a particular application
The topics in this document are relevant during the design and development phases of a software project. The document also includes topics that are useful in solving application problems that are discovered during test and pre-production phases of a project.
This document does not address production phase administration, monitoring, or performance tuning jCOM topics. For links to WebLogic Server documentation and resources for these topics, see Related Documentation.
It is assumed that the reader is familiar with Java EE and jCOM concepts. This document emphasizes the value-added features provided by WebLogic Server jCOM and key information about how to use WebLogic Server features and facilities to get a jCOM application up and running.
This chapter, Chapter 1, "Introduction and Roadmap," describes the scope and organization of this guide.
Chapter 2, "Understanding WebLogic jCOM," provides an overview of the Java to COM Service. It also describes WebLogic jCOM components and features.
Chapter 3, "Calling into WebLogic Server from a COM Client Application," describes how to access WebLogic Server from a COM client application using WebLogic Server jCOM.
Chapter 4, "Calling into a COM Application from WebLogic Server," describes how to access a COM client application from WebLogic Server using WebLogic Server jCOM.
Chapter 5, "A Closer Look at the jCOM Tools," describes how to programatically manage your jCOM applications using value-added WebLogic jCOM tools.
This document contains information about configuring and managing jCOM resources.
For jCOM information as it relates to WebLogic Server, see the following document:
Securing WebLogic Resources for information about COM resources.
For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see What’s New in Oracle WebLogic Server.