BEA WebLogic is a J2EE application server and also an HTTP web server by BEA Systems of San Jose, California, for Unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and other platforms. WebLogic supports Oracle, DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, and other JDBC-compliant databases. WebLogic Server supports WS-Security and is compliant with J2EE 1.3. BEA WebLogic Server is part of the BEA WebLogic Platform. The other parts of WebLogic Platform are:
a) Portal, which includes Commerce Server and Personalization Server
b) WebLogic Integration,
c) WebLogic Workshop, an IDE for Java, and d) JRockit, a JVM for Intel CPUs.
An application server is a software framework dedicated to the efficient execution of procedures (scripts, routines, programs …) for supporting the construction of applications. The term was created in the context of web applications. In these, the application server acts as a set of components accessible to the software developer through an API defined by the platform itself. These components are usually performed in the same machine where the web server is running, and their main job is to support the construction of dynamic pages.
These are the basic Weblogic components
1) Domain is a logically related group of Oracle WebLogic Server resources that are managed as a single unit
2) Domain Provides one point of administration
3) Can logically separate:
A) Development, test, and production applications
B) Organizational divisions
Here are various capabilities associated with WebLogic server and they are