1. WLS, strategically, is basically just a J2EE container, right? I mean, it doesn't have the sorts ofIt is more than a J2EE container. It has full cluster, managed server and security manager capabilities. WLS is run in hundreds of high-volume, large scale implementations today. It has it's own security and connection model which we have/are building our Oracle frameworks on top of, including JPS (java platform security).
infrastructure stuff like IM integration and clustering that a full Oracle AS has. Or does it?
2. Although WLS 11g will be released standalone with JDeveloper, a release of Oracle AS thatThe full version of Oracle Fusion Middleware, which includes WLS as it's application server and contains portal, Webcenter, SOA, content, Forms, etc. is coming sometime next year. JDEV, ADF and Toplink are shipping earlier in the release (also on WLS) that is going to be released "very soon"
incorporates WLS is, at soonest, several months down the road, correct?
3. As you said above, 11g ADF applications (by which I mean applications using a substantialADF will be certified on the normal set of stuff: JBoss, Websphere, WLS, Oracle DB, SQLServer, DB2, MySql. For this first release, we have certified some, and verified that it runs on these, and full certification for all of this is coming with the full middleware release next year. We will not be certifying ADF 11g on OC4J however. ADF 10g will continue to be used on that container.
part of the ADF fusion stack, not just ADF faces) will not be deployable to anything but WLS.
...So, assuming JDeveloper 11g is going to come out at some point soon (much sooner, at least,The Jdev/ADF/Toplink/WLS version that is coming very soon is what you start building on. We have been working with a handful of external customers, as well as over a dozen internal customers, building real-world, high-volume apps on this software. Some of those customers will go production on ADF 11g & WLS later this year. We recommend that you start building with this version, which will interoperate with the 10g stack, and then when the rest of Fusion Middleware comes along next year, you can expand the technology stack to the rest of the middleware stack.
than Oracle AS 11g), what is the recommended production deployment platform until AS 10g is
which features of TP4 will NOT be included in first 11g production release? (I read about MDS)MDS is there, but no customization support. Along with that, no active data and no ADFbc service interface. Just about everything else is there.
If customer has licensed OAS 10g to run forms/reports, does this mean they have to license WLS 10gR3 too,Jdev is free, and ADF is free (or included) in any oracle application server license. So all you need to use this is to license the new WLS server. The product is something called "Weblogic Suite EE". You can get that today since WLS 10.3 (which ADF 11g is based on) started shipping this summer.
to run ADF 11g application (parts of application are forms and some are made with ADF), because OC4J 11g
is not available ?