A new book by Mauricio "Salaboy" Salatino, the jBPM Developer Guide, provides a detailed jBPM programming guide for Java developers with several real-life examples. InfoQ spoke with Salatino to learn the motivations behind the book and learn from his experience both using and writing about the jBPM Business Process Management suite.
Java SOA Cookbook, by Eben Hewitt, covers Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) from a Java implementation stand-point. In the book, Eben discusses SOA model basics, tools and best practices. SOA Governance and Enterprise Service Bus are also discussed.
This article by Miko Matsumura discusses why people are pursuing SOA, whether SOA is dead, what SOA Governance is, what the relationship is to SOA itself, how it differs from management, how SOA differs from integration, and why SOA and SOA Governance continue to be significant issues for the Enterprise.
Jim Marino and Michael Rowley have published a practical guide to get started with SCA which covers the entire programming model from persistence to presentation.
Representatives of the BPMN 2.0 standardization effort discuss the evolution of BPMN and how it relates to other efforts such as XPDL, WS-BPEL and BPEL4People.
Pierre Vigneras looks at the problems with BPEL; including its viability as a programming language, use as a tool by end users, and the pitfalls of round trip engineering with BPMN diagrams. 29
In another "virtual panel session", we took the opportunity to talk with representatives of the new OASIS BPEL4People Technical Committee and get their feedback on just why we need this work. 1
Tom Baeyens, founder of JBoss jBPM gives his view of the state of the BPM / workflow market and introduces a new type of workflow technology called process component models. 11
In this InfoQ article, Paul Brown introduces Apache ODE, an open source implementation of the WS-BPEL 2.0 standard, along with some BPEL concepts, and shows how to deploy and execute a simple process. 9
In this article, Boris Lublinsky discusses the main approaches to service composition, both from design and implementation point of view, and outlines the benefits of using orchestration. 8
Andrew S. Townley examines the implications BPM (Business Process Management) approaches for SOA have, not only from a technical, but also from an organizational viewpoint.