Wednesday, July 14, 2010

WebLogic Server Documentation Search

When was the last time you tried (!) to find some more detailed information about a problem related to core Oracle WebLogic server in the Oracle documentation system? I tried today. And nearly failed. Sorry to tell you Oracle, but this system simply is not usable (at last for me..). I still remember those good old edocs days, where all the needed information was readable and on my fingertips. To quickly find something within the Documentation Library you realy have to know where to look.
The points that I hate the most are:
- The WebLogic server documentation has become a part of the overall Fusion Middleware. Therefore you are no longer able to search "only" the server docs. This leads to many irrelevant results.
- The Oracle documentation search can not be limited to a single product. You can only choose more corsegrained "books".
- The urls for the WebLogic server versions are not memorable. You always have to click your way through the library to find, what you need.

This was the time to do something against this. I collected alle relevant urls and information and set up a separate google custom search for any weblogic version. The following table summarizes all needed links. Hope, this is usefull to you.
Any hints and tips for URLs to in- or exclude are appreciated.

Product Version Link Online Link Download Link to Search on google
Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.3 E14571_01 E14571_01.zip google url
Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.2 E15523_01 E15523_01.zip google url
Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.1 E12839_01 E12839_01.zip google url
BEA WebLogic Server 10.3.0 E12840_01 E12840_01.zip google url
BEA WebLogic Server 10.0 E13222_01 beawlspdf100.zip google url
BEA WebLogic Server 9.2 E13222_01 beawlspdfdocs92.zip google url
BEA WebLogic Server 9.1 E13222_01 beawlspdfdocs91.zip google url
BEA WebLogic Server 9.0 E13222_01 beawlspdfdocs90.zip google url
BEA WebLogic Server 8.1 E13222_01 beawlspdfdocs81.zip google url