1 Introduction and Roadmap

This chapter describes the contents and organization of this guide—Developing JCOM Applications for Oracle WebLogic Server.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Document Scope and Audience

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.

Guide to This Document

Related Documentation

This document contains information about configuring and managing jCOM resources.

For jCOM information as it relates to WebLogic Server, see the following document:

New and Changed Features

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