In order to stay competitively relevant in today’s dynamic business environment, businesses are moving to online platforms. This way they are able to expand their customer base and enhance their strategic competitiveness. However, to do so they need a reliable e-commerce platform on which to build their online business applications from. Oracle’s Java WebLogic server is one such platform. Not only does it allow for quick and simple application development, but it also provides a platform from which Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) can be created.

The term Java was coined by Sun Microsystems (now merged with the Oracle corporation) to refer to a series of software programs that are used to develop applications. The beauty of using Java is that it can be applied across a variety of platforms ranging from supercomputer platforms, enterprise platforms as well as low-end mobile device platforms. The simple yet dynamic nature of Java along with its cross platform environment is what makes it popular with application developers.

With the advent of world-wide use of the internet, the Java platform was re-designed to fit in with the world-wide web. Since then it has been the key element in web IT development. This web based Java application server is what is commonly referred to as WebLogic server.  The Java WebLogic server has been the key link between back end systems and the internet. Before WebLogic server was created, the reality of businesses connecting with their clients over the internet was bleak. This was because most other web servers were and still are incapable of handling non-HTTP business logic requests.

Web logic server has made it possible for enterprises to create an online interactive environment, through moving part of their businesses to the web. This has had the positive effect of direct B2C access and vice-versa. WebLogic server can also be said to have created the ground for business to branch into new business areas such as internet banking, online flight bookings etc. There are a number of benefits associated with the enterprise integration capacity of Java.

Through the WebLogic server the continuity as well as competitive advantage for enterprises has been expanded. Most businesses use legacy systems to support their critical operations. This placed them in a difficult situation when it came to keeping up with technology since legacy systems are not built with other platform compatibility or even flexibility in mind. However, thanks to Java and WebLogic server it has become possible to build that necessary link between consumers and enterprises. Furthermore WebLogic server has also been the inspiration behind a large variety of free-ware software. As a key element in the development of third party software tools and components thus WebLogic server has also contributed to the professional development or rather evolution of web based applications and programs.