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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...

Learning BPMN: a 6 part eLearning Series and an Eclipse STP Tutorial

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 11, 2008 1

BPMN's adoption is increasing rapidly. In this post, we review some recent activity such as the publication of BPMN 1.1 by the OMG, a tutorial on how to use the Eclipse SOA Tools Platform to "Execute Business Processes" and a comprehensive 120 minute tutorial on BPMN by Bruce Silver.

Surveys from BPTrends and BEA Reflect on "The State of BPM in 2008"

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 07, 2008

In the past couple of weeks, two major reports on "The State of BPM in 2008" were published by BPTrends and BEA. The reports show a fast growing market lead by major SOA infrastructure vendors, a significant growth of the adoption of BPMN and a steady growth of BPEL. Drivers for adopting a BPM approach range from cost savings to compensating for missing functionality in enterprise applications.

Enhanced Manageability with OSGi, SCA, BPEL and Spring

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Feb 26, 2008

Ever since the OpenSOA initiative published the white paper entitled: "Power Combination, SCA, OSGi and Spring", the combination of these three technologies has generated some interest. In a recent post, William Vambenepe explores potential new management capabilities for this type of SOA platform.

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