BEA WebLogic Platform 7 provides an in-depth guide to designing, building, deploying, extending, integrating, and managing J2EE applications running on the BEA WebLogic Platform. You'll learn how to use this agile application infrastructure-including WebLogic Server, WebLogic Workshop, WebLogic Portal, and WebLogic Integrationas you develop enterprise applications and Web services. In BEA WebLogic Platform 7 you'll discover best practices for WebLogic Server configuration in a variety of settings, including highly-scalable enterprise environments. You'll use WebLogic Workshop to save development time in your Web services applications and use WebLogic Integration to seamlessly merge your business processes into J2EE and Webbased projects. Finally, you'll examine a thorough case study showing a complete portal solution using WebLogic Portal. The examples in this book are based on WebLogic Platform 7, but the techniques and architectures presented illustrate best practices that can be applied to subsequent versions of the platform, as well. This book will serve as an ongoing resource for J2EE engineers that need to master the human and software engineering practices required for a successful J2EE project. Along the way, you'll learn a variety of techniques you can apply when building future-proof solutions using an agile application infrastructure such as BEA WebLogic Platform.