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Beware - NOT WebLogic 8.1,
By A Customer
This review is from: BEA WebLogic Server 8 For Dummies (Paperback)
I've been using BEA WebLogic since version 5.0. I reviewed this book in anticipation of recommending it to new employees on my project. I read it from cover to cover.
Unfortunately, all of the code was written using BEA WebLogic 7.0 and not BEA WebLogic 8 as stated in the title. There are some drastic differences between the 2 versions. For instance, on page 196 the 'jwscompile' command is mentioned. This does not exist in WebLogic 8.1.
Also, many of the screenshots and corresponding text are for WebLogic 7.0.
I cannot recommend this book if someone has never used BEA WebLogic before and is looking to learn it.
Also, I can't recommend this book if you want to learn what new features WebLogic 8.1 contains since the code in the book is WebLogic 7 code.
The publisher should retitle the book: BEA WebLogic Server 7 for Dummies or else pull it from the market until the title represents the contents.