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The initial focus of Weblogic Workshop was on Web services applications, but the core mission of the Workshop team has always been to deliver unprecedented productivity building enterprise-class applications. Many of the innovations introduced in the first version, such as visual designers, controls to simplify access to resources, and declarative annotations in Java code, apply to many applications, not just Web services. In this new release of Workshop, BEA has dramatically expanded the kinds of applications you can build within the Workshop environment, and significantly enhanced the basic capabilities of the Workshop IDE. Workshop 8.1 will be available in two editions: WebLogic Workshop Application Developer Edition and WebLogic Workshop Platform Edition. WLW Application Developer Edition includes the basic features targeted at application developers and support... (more)

The New Role of XML

In the history of XML to date, its role in application development has been mostly on the edge - it has been used primarily as the format for applications to communicate with each other, as a way to serialize data or configuration information, or for some other use at the "front door" of the application. The internal data model and processing that made applications run were entirely driven by objects (Java, C#, or what have you), relational database schema, and the like. Developers used the same approach to data modeling they always had and leveraged XML on the outside of their ... (more)

Introducing WebLogic Cajun

While Web services possess the potential to completely change how applications and organizations are integrated, capitalizing on this innovative technology hasn't been easy. To truly leverage the potential of Web services, you need both an architecture that can handle enterprise integration challenges and a framework that enables developers possessed of varying skillsets to work together. BEA Systems is launching a new product designed to solve these problems - "Cajun". Cajun makes it incredibly simple for application developers to build sophisticated Web services. This article ... (more)