• Interview and Book Excerpt: Eben Hewitt's Java SOA Cookbook

    by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 07, 2009

    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.

  • "SOA Governance" Revitalized

    by Miko Matsumura on  Dec 01, 2009 12

    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.

  • Book Review: Understanding SCA

    by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 10, 2009

    Four years after the publication of the first SCA specification draft, SCA remains a technology that is not well known or understood. Yet IBM and Oracle have built key product suites with it.Jim Marino and Michael Rowley, both co-authors of the SCA specifications, have published a practical guide to get started with SCA which covers the entire programming model from persistence to presentation.

Supporting Advanced User Interaction Patterns in jBPM

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Aug 06, 2009

This article shows how to implement four user interaction patterns (4-eyes principle, nomination, escalation, and chained execution) using Java and the JBoss jBPM. 4

Orchestrating Long Running Activities with JBoss / JBPM

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Jul 01, 2009

This article explores the use of JBoss and jBPM to implement design solutions that effectively address the issue of orchestrating long running activities. 2

Using JBoss ESB and JBPM for Implementing VMS Solutions

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  May 29, 2009

In a new article Boris Lublinsky discusses how the JBoss middleware platform, specifically JBoss ESB and jBPM (JBoss Business Process Management) can be used for building composite service solutions. 1

The Economics of Service Orientation

Posted by Enrique Castro-Leon&Jackson He&Mark Chang&Parviz Peiravi on  May 16, 2009

This article explores the structural economic changes brought up by service orientation and how the concept of services and the reuse of services promise long lasting relief from the cost treadmill.

We Need to Create Information System Ratings

Posted by Pierre Bonnet on  Mar 09, 2009

Pierre Bonnet argues that information systems are too opaque and not agile enough. He claims this is the main reason why "healthy" companies can collapse within months as they take on too much risk. 5

Workflow Orchestration Using Spring AOP and AspectJ

Posted by Oleg Zhurakousky on  Dec 29, 2008

This article demonstrates how to build and orchestrate highly configurable and extensible yet light-weight embedded process flow using AOP techniques with Spring AOP and Aspect J. 13

BPMN 2.0 Virtual Roundtable Interview

Posted by Mark Little on  Dec 25, 2008

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.

Will Cloud-based Multi-Enterprise Information Systems Replace Extranets?

Posted by Matthieu Hug on  Dec 19, 2008

After a brief introduction on Cloud Computing, Matthieu Hug, CEO of provides his insight on the architecture of Multi-Enterprise Information Systems. 4

Why BPEL is not the holy grail for BPM

Posted by Pierre Vigneras on  Oct 21, 2008

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

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