When Oracle first announced that they were acquiring BEA, the first thought that went through my head wasn’t “I wonder if Oracle AS will be dropped in favor of WebLogic.”; it was “Oh great! Now I won’t be able to find shit on the WebLogic forums too.”
It’s been several months since the acquisition, but today I got fed up. BEA used to have a website, dev2dev.bea.com, where they would post clever tips, tricks, etc. about the WebLogic platform. I would have thought that Oracle would have kept all of this “useful” content alive after the website consolidation, but I was wrong. It wasn’t bad enough they killed the forums at BEA, which has since caused all Google searches to come up with a plethora of dead links since the BEA URLs no longer exist. Links from other forums to BEA listings are now worthless as well.
But hey, I can always go over to the forums at Oracle’s website and search there right? One would think that was a logical solution, that is until they found out the honest truth: Oracle’s search engine is powered by the Total Perspective Vortex. At least that is what it feel’s like each time I attempt to find any God-damned thing on their site.
All I wanted was the article about the Thread Dump Analyser (TDan) tool that was written a while back. It’s the best tool out there IMHO for performing thread dump analysis and being able to represent the output in a visual way. It’s a good thing I keep a backup copy of the tool available.