General J2EE: Are Oracle, WAS, WLS for Linux FREE?
I plan to construct a system based Java Application Server and Java-enabled database. The best combination is Oracle+WLS or WAS. However they are too expensive. I am not sure if the linux editions of them are free? if so, i can deploy my application onto them. Else i have to move to some open source products, such as JBoss and Tomcat.
- Posted by: J Kong
- Posted on: September 13 2002 10:05 EDT
There are development licenses for Linux, but you can't use them in production. That's why I would suggest you to go for JBoss, which does basically everything that WLS/WAS does and you can use the same appserver for development and production.
In my opinion, WebLogic and WebSphere have a steeper learning curve than JBoss (at least for developing basic "jsp-servlet-ejb-jdbc" applications). On the other hand, mastering WebLogic and WebSphere is a good skill to possess in the industry...
I mean if the Oracle 9i Database for Linux is free?
No, Oracle is not free.
If you want a free database, try PostgreSQL. I believe TheServerSide uses it.