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BPEL: Who Needs It Anyway?

by Boris Lublinsky on  Jan 31, 2009 11

A new article by Keith Swenson follows InfoQ’s article “Why BPEL is not the holy grail for BPM” to show BPEL’s limitations and the ways they can be overcome by direct BPMN execution.

IBM's BPM Zero Project: RESTful Worflow Management

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 29, 2008 8

Christina Lau introduces IBM’s vision for BPM-as-a-Service: a light-weight BPMN based scripting engine for RESTful services. This vision is well in line with products currently on the market. The product is incubated at Project Zero and will eventually be deployed with WebSphere sMash.

BPMN 2.0 Virtual Roundtable Interview

by Mark Little on  Dec 25, 2008

In another one of our online roundtable interviews, we talk with some of the people behind the latest version of the BPMN standard that is progressing through the OMG. We talk with them about BPMN 2.0 as well as XPDL and BPEL4People.

Article: Why BPEL is not the Holy Grail for BPM

by Gavin Terrill on  Oct 22, 2008 29

In this article, Pierre Vigneras of open source workflow engine Bonita fame, discusses the pitfalls of using the BPEL for designing workflows.

BPM Products Consolidate Functionality For The Future

by Mark Little on  Oct 15, 2008 2

In a recent survey of Business Process Management vendors found agreement that BPM needs to automate all types of business processes in the future, with distinctions between things like workflow and straight-through processing disappearing. Another area of agreement was the need to base BPM around SOA.

Nova Bonita - Bonita 4.0 Released.

by Gavin Terrill on  Oct 06, 2008 2

Open source BPM provider Bonita have released version 4.0 of their flagship BPM product, after two years of development. The release includes major updates to the BPM console and designer. InfoQ spoke to Bonita about the release, and the state of the BPM market.

Orchestration vs. Choreography: Debate Over Definitions

by Boris Lublinsky on  Sep 01, 2008 9

With SOA maturing, it becomes more apparent that many people are getting lost in the “alphabet soup” of the terms that are interpreted and misinterpreted differently by many people. This makes it even harder for people, discussing complex SOA issues, to understand each other.

Oracle Unveils ts SOA Product Strategy

by Boris Lublinsky on  Aug 12, 2008

After the Oracle acquisition of BEA it was not clear how Oracle was going to integrate often competing SOA products in its and BEA’s portfolio. In his presentation last month David Shaffer, VP Product Managemen for, Oracle Integration, described the Oracle-BEA product Strategy and Roadmap for SOA, BPM, Governance and Events.

Interview: Gregor Hohpe on Conversation Patterns and Cloud Computing

by Stefan Tilkov on  Aug 11, 2008 1

In this interview, recorded at QCon London, Google architect Gregor Hohpe talks to Stefan Tilkov about his new work on conversation patterns, building upon his earlier work on enterprise integration patterns. Gregor also talks about the similarities and differences in several approaches to cloud computing.

Web services orchestration engine Apache ODE 1.2 Released

by Boris Lublinsky on  Jul 23, 2008 1

The Apache ODE team announced this month the 1.2 release of the Apache ODE project. These releases includes many new features, including external variables,support for WSDL HTTP binding and REST-style Web Services advanced endpoint configuration, and a lot of small improvements and bug fixes.

The BPMN 2.0 Debate Continues

by Boris Lublinsky on  Jul 13, 2008

With the continuous merging between SOA and BPM, an attention to BPM design and implementation continues to attract the attention of bloggers whose comments span a wide range of problems from business process design to implementation.

Object Lifecycle Explorer Released on AlphaWorks

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jun 06, 2008 6

Object Lifecycles (a.k.a State Machines) have been for the most part ignored by developers, architects and business process practitioners alike. A group of researchers from IBM Zurich has just released an Object Lifecycle modeling tool that complements and link with executable Business Process models.

Interview: Smalltalk Dave about Programming Languages, SOA, MDA and the Web

by Sadek Drobi on  Apr 30, 2008 3

In an interview at OOPSLA, Dave Thomas talks about the reasons for the rise of Java, what's behind Web 2.0, MDA and SOA, the rise of dynamic languages and the opportunities that he sees in the web as a platform.

Combining General Purpose Languages and Domain Specific Languages for Model Driven Engineering

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Apr 21, 2008 1

In his last blog post, Johan den Haan asks one of the key questions of model driven engineering. The article is didactic and explains how ontological and linguistic metamodels can be combined (orthogonally) to simplify code generation while enabling the combination of general purpose languages and domain specific languages concepts. He uses BPEL and BPMN as a supporting example.

OASIS Symposium: Composability within SOA

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 17, 2008

OASIS is going to hold a 3 day symposium on the topic of "Composability within SOA" in Santa Clara, CA from April 28th to April 30th. Engineers and Scientists from vendors and end-user companies will discuss topics including mashups, Service-Oriented Ajax, SCA, BPEL, SDO, BPM, Web Service Transactions, Data Security in SOA, SOA Reference Architecture...

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