In Oracle's world nothing changes, everything stays the same and no products ever die. Except those things that get "converged" or downgraded. Among them, Oracle's Application Server that, in the wake of Oracle's $8.5bn acquisition of one-time rival BEA Systems, is losing out to BEA's WebLogic Server. Oracle president Charles …
Very strategic... not
I like this bit: "strategic Java 2 Enterprise Edition container"
Sun dropped the 2 in Java2, oh about a year and a half ago. Really gives you confidence that Oracle have their finger on the pulse, doesn't it?
At least they're keeping the good application server alive - the one from BEA. I was fearing that OAS would kill WebLogic after this ... but it seems that won't happen.
OAS really was a ropey system - the configuration files were a nightmare to manage and I had several occasions where the repository just corrupted itself. Adding a new server to a cluster often meant a full redeployment and support from Oracle was so poor that I would never ever use this again
Came here to say that. I'll get my coat.
The only good thing that Oracle makes is the database, and even that's getting questionable now.
Seems to be symptomatic of all enterprise level vendors, they lose the focus on usability and manageability. Mind you, linux hasn't got there yet either!
Flame retardant coat, obviously...