Enterprise beans are either session beans or message-driven beans: For more information on these features, see Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs).The Interceptors specification, which is part of the EJB 3.1 specification, makes the interceptor facility that is originally defined as part of the EJB 3.0 specification more generally available.This release of Web Logic Server provides full support for the Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS).

Java Persistence consists of the following areas: JPA provides a standard interface for demarcating transactions.

The Java EE architecture provides a default auto commit to handle transaction commits and rollbacks.

Web Logic Server features that are provided in this release to support EJB 3.1 include: Java Servlet technology lets you define HTTP-specific servlet classes.

A servlet class extends the capabilities of servers that host applications accessed by way of a request-response programming model.

JSF technology is a user interface framework for building web applications.

The main components of JSF technology are: JSTL encapsulates core functionality common to many JSP applications.

Oracle recommends use of Web Logic Server 12.1.1 with these patches applied, on both JDK 6 and JDK 7.

You can obtain these patches in either of the following ways: Note: Before you install the updated Web Logic Server 12.1.1 distribution or the JDK 7 certification patches, Oracle recommends first installing JDK 7.

The following sections describe new and changed functionality in this Web Logic Server release: On March 15, 2012, Oracle made available an updated Oracle Web Logic Server 12.1.1 distribution.