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Sherry Jacob
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Hello All,
I am new to the J2EE arena. I have a good hand at servlet development. I am planning to enhance that knowledge further.

I plan to use Weblogic server for my needs.

Can anybody point me to the site from where I can download Weblogic server free ?

Thanks alot.
 
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Well Weblogic is from Bea, so I would probably try www.bea.com seems like the most likely URL.

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Sherry Jacob
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Hi...
Thanks for the reply. I tried opening BEA site. It asks for a registration process to be completed before I can download Weblogic 7.0.

However this is just an evaluation copy. I think it is valid for 1 month after which I guess I have 2 pay.

I wanted to download Weblogic for personal and learning use only as I cannot afford to purchase the software.

Any pointers where I can get such a package ?

Thanks again
 
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Hi Sherry,

Does it have to be Weblogic? If the answer is no, why don't you go for JBoss (http://www.jboss.org/downloads/index).
It's certified and free. If you use Eclipse for your development "life" will be even easier if you combine JBoss with Eclipse.

Cheers
Ambrose
 
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Hi.

Like mentioned above, if you don't need to use WebLogic, you can use many free application servers that are out there.

The most popular one is jboss like mentioned:
here

but there are others like:
Sun application server: here
Jonas:
here

and few others you can google.

The easiest one to learn in my opinion is the one from Sun, but the most popular and the one you will get the answers in forums is jboss.
 
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Originally posted by Sherry Jacob:
Hi...
Thanks for the reply. I tried opening BEA site. It asks for a registration process to be completed before I can download Weblogic 7.0.

However this is just an evaluation copy. I think it is valid for 1 month after which I guess I have 2 pay.

I wanted to download Weblogic for personal and learning use only as I cannot afford to purchase the software.

Any pointers where I can get such a package ?

Thanks again



As others have said, you can certainly get JBoss.

But if you really need WebLogic, I know it's possible to get a developer's license for 8.1 that doesn't expire. I've got one. I'll bet you can even find a 9.0 developer's license if you look for it.

As for the registration, by all means register. What's the harm in that?
 
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Originally posted by Michael Duffy:



As others have said, you can certainly get JBoss.

But if you really need WebLogic, I know it's possible to get a developer's license for 8.1 that doesn't expire. I've got one. I'll bet you can even find a 9.0 developer's license if you look for it.

As for the registration, by all means register. What's the harm in that?



You can even order a copy on media if you wish.

You'll have better luck at this site:

http://commerce.bea.com/index.jsp
 
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Yes, when I visited Bea's website it said you can get a free developers copy.

Mark
 
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Hi everyone,
I guess I've got to thank you all for taking the time to enlighten me on so many aspects related with servers.

But it's surprizing that most of you have suggested using JBoss. Is there any particular reason ?

I always felt that JBoss wasn't as popular as Weblogic. Also, I read at a forum that JBoss is much the same as Tomcat and so I decided against it because I already know how to use Tomcat.

So keeping Enterprise level development in mind, I chose to work with Weblogic.

Some of you guys also told me about the free developers license for Weblogic.

So how exactly am I supposed to get that ?

Please help.

Thanks abunch again.
 
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This is what I get when I got to www.bea.com site for downloading

http://dev2dev.bea.com/wlserver/

Look on the right it says free developer license.

Mark
 
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I just download the WebLogic Platform for free last night. It worked great. However, I'm not sure if it's a perpetual free developers license, or if it's a 30 day trial. I guess I'll find out in 30 days.

Besides that, I highly recommend using Sun's Sun Java System Application Server, along with NetBeans. It's completely free, it's easy to use (for a J2EE app server), 100% standards compliant, and it's fast.

As for JBoss, I've downloaded it as well, and was able to get it up and running. However, I've had a heck of a time trying to get Eclipse to work with it. In fact, I've always had a heck of time getting Eclipse to work with anything J2EE related. I don't know if it's poor documentation, incomplete implementation of the WTP (or JBoss Eclipse plugins), or what. All I know is that I've had to fight (and lose to) Eclipse in order to use it for J2EE development, whereas SJSAS with NetBeans was a complete breeze.

And WebLogic, with the WebLogic Workshop IDE, looks pretty awesome so far.
 
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