1 Introduction and Roadmap

This chapter describes the contents and organization of this guide—Configuring and Managing the WebLogic Messaging Bridge.

Document Scope and Audience

This document is a resource for system administrators who want to configure and manage a WebLogic Messaging Bridge as a forwarding mechanism between any two messaging products—thereby providing interoperability between separate implementations of WebLogic JMS, or between WebLogic JMS and another messaging product. 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 JMS for a particular application.

It is assumed that the reader is familiar with programming in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and JMS concepts. This document emphasizes the value-added features provided by WebLogic Server and key information about how to use WebLogic Server features and facilities to configure and manage a messaging bridge.

Guide to This Document

Related Documentation

For information on topics related to configuring and managing a messaging bridge, see the following documents:

Samples and Tutorials for the JMS Developer

In addition to this document, Oracle provides a variety of code samples and tutorials for JMS developers. The examples and tutorials illustrate WebLogic Server JMS in action, and provide practical instructions on how to perform key JMS development tasks.

Oracle recommends that you run some or all of the JMS examples before developing your own EJBs.

Avitek Medical Records Application (MedRec) and Tutorials

MedRec is an end-to-end sample Java EE application shipped with WebLogic Server that simulates an independent, centralized medical record management system. The MedRec application provides a framework for patients, doctors, and administrators to manage patient data using a variety of different clients.

MedRec demonstrates WebLogic Server and Java EE features, and highlights Oracle-recommended best practices. MedRec is included in the WebLogic Server distribution, and is accessed from the Start menu on Windows machines. For Linux and other platforms, start MedRec from the WL_HOME\samples\domains\medrec directory, where WL_HOME is the top-level installation directory for WebLogic Platform.

MedRec includes a service tier comprised primarily of Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs) that work to process requests from web applications, web services, and workflow applications, and future client applications. The application includes message-driven, stateless session, stateful session, and entity EJBs.

New and Changed Features in This Release

For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see What’s New in Oracle WebLogic Server.