The following sections describe the contents and organization of this guide— Deploying Applications with the WebLogic Deployment API:
This document is a resource for:
Software developers who want to understand the WebLogic Deployment API. This API adheres to the specifications described in the Java EE Deployment API standard (JSR-88, see
http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=88) and extends the interfaces provided by that standard.
Developers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who want to perform deployment operations programmatically for WebLogic Server applications.
System architects who are evaluating WebLogic Server or considering the use of the WebLogic Deployment API.
Design, development, test, and pre-production phases of a software project. It does not directly address production phase administration, monitoring, or tuning application performance with the WebLogic Deployment API. The deployment API includes utilities to make software updates during production but it mirrors the functionality of the deployment tools already available.
This guide emphasizes:
Value-added features of the WebLogic Deployment API.
How to manage application deployment using the WebLogic Deployment API.
It is assumed that the reader is familiar with Java EE concepts, the Java EE Deployment API standard (JSR-88) at
http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=088, the Java programming language, Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs), and Web technologies.
This chapter, Chapter 1, "Introduction and Roadmap," describes the organization and scope of this guide.
Chapter 2, "Understanding the WebLogic Deployment API," describes the packages, interfaces, and classes of the API. This section also includes information on extensions to the Java EE Deployment API standard (JSR-88, see
http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=88), utilities, helper classes, and new concepts for WebLogic Server deployment.
Chapter 3, "Configuring Applications for Deployment," describes the process of preparing an application or deployable resource for deployment to WebLogic Server.
Chapter 4, "Performing Deployment Operations," provides information on the deployment life cycle and controls for a deployed application.
For additional information about deploying applications and modules to WebLogic Server, see these documents:
Developing Applications for Oracle WebLogic Server describes how to deploy applications during development using the
wldeploy Ant task, and provides information about the WebLogic Server deployment descriptor for enterprise applications.
The WebLogic Server Java EE programming guides describe the Java EE and WebLogic Server deployment descriptors used with each Java EE application and module:
Developing Web Applications, Servlets, and JSPs for Oracle WebLogic Server
Developing Enterprise JavaBeans, Version 2.1, for Oracle WebLogic Server
Developing JDBC Applications for Oracle WebLogic Server describes the XML deployment descriptors for JDBC application modules.
Developing JMS Applications for Oracle WebLogic Server describes the XML deployment descriptors for JMS application modules.
This document contains the following updates to describe the new deployment features introduced in this release of WebLogic Server:
Staging deployment plans—An application's deployment plan can be staged independently of the application archive, allowing you to stage a deployment plan when the application is not staged. See "Deployment Plan Staging Modes".
JMX API for Deployment Operations—The Java Management Extensions (JMX) API for deployment operations supports all of the common functionality available in the Java EE Deployment API specification (JSR-88). You can use the JMX API as an alternative to JSR-88 to perform deployment tasks on specific target servers. See "The JMX API for Deployment Operations".
For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server.