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Broken Weblogic JMS “clustering”

I’ve ranted before that Weblogic 11g clustering/distribution technology of its messaging is fundamentally broken. Despite what Oracle claims, JMS in Weblogic is not clustered. Load balanced is a better description. It’s architectural – if any other technology (e.g. SOA Suite, EDN, etc) uses Weblogic JMS as its underlying messaging implementation, it will be broken too. […]

Stuff that is just plain wrong, part 1,893,567

Weblogic’s a big, vendor-supported, application server right? And it has advanced clustering features, right? So you’d think it’s clustered JMS implementation is one of the best in the business — after all large enterprise systems often require high capacity and reliable clustered messaging, right? And Weblogic is offered as a solution to those sorts of […]

The Ordeal of Installing Oracle Service Bus on a Windows-based developer workstation

This is a genuine installation procedure which I wrote, but you might want to read it for its other values. Overview OSB installation in a development environment consists of a completely separate Weblogic instance and yet another ‘special installation’ of Eclipse. You can’t use existing Eclipse installations. Nor is it recommend to use one of […]

Glassfish is doomed in the ‘department’

There’s been lots of discussion the past six months about the fate of MySQL under the ownership of Oracle. Now that the purchase of Sun is complete, I’m much more concerned about the fate of the excellent JEE platform Glassfish. For example some people think that superior technology will prove to Oracle that Glassfish is […]

GUI builders, modern development practices, and vendor lock-in

The Paranoid Engineer has declared ‘Screw All Gui Builders‘, with an excellent example of the genre of code that can be produced by one such tool, contrasted against the much nicer hand-written code. Now I can certainly sympathise with his pain. The thing that really gets my goat up, and the subject of this post, […]

JSR286 and vendor sales teams

Eric Spiegelberg recently speculated that the new Java portal specification JSR286 was at the edge of irrelevance. And others agree. I think it’s worse than irrelevant – it’s a solution in search of a problem. I’ve worked on a successful (JSR168) portal implementation, just last year. I truly don’t see what the concept of ‘portal’ brings […]