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

    by Matthieu Hug on  Dec 19, 2008 4

    After a brief introduction on Cloud Computing, Matthieu Hug, CEO of RunMyProcess.com provides his insight on a new class of information systems: Multi-Enterprise Information Systems. He argues that they are poised to replace inflexible partner extranets.

  • Why BPEL is not the holy grail for BPM

    by Pierre Vigneras on  Oct 21, 2008 29

    In the Business Process Modeling world there is still an ongoing standards debate. In this article, Pierre Vigneras of the Bull BPM team, discusses problems with one of those standards - BPEL. Pierre walks us through a simple parallel process and discusses the numerous issues practitioners face in trying to express an unstructured flow based on a structured model.

  • How to GET a Cup of Coffee

    by Jim Webber, Savas Parastatidis & Ian Robinson on  Oct 02, 2008 17

    In this article, Jim Webber, Savas Parastatidis and Ian Robinson show how to drive an application's flow through the use of hypermedia in a RESTful application, using the well-known example from Gregor Hohpe's "Starbucks does not use Two-Phase-Commit" to illustrate how the Web's concepts can be used for integration purposes.

Book Review: Applied SOA

Posted by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 04, 2008

Applied SOA is a new book on Service Oriented Architecture written by 4 SOA practitioners that aims at making you successful with your SOA implementation. 3

Beyond SOA: A New Type of Framework for Dynamic Business Applications - Part II

Posted by Vasile Buciuman-Coman, Michael Chervenic on  Jul 07, 2008

In this second part of their article, the authors explore the architecture of Dynamic Business Applications and how it impacts implementation productivity. 2

Implementing Manual Activities in Windows Workflow

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  May 05, 2008

Windows workflow (WF) is an excellent framework for implementing business processes, but lacks support for human activities. This article describes a completely generic approach for changing this. 9

InfoQ Interviews BPEL4People Representatives

Posted by Mark Little on  Apr 24, 2008

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

Beyond SOA: A New Enterprise Architecture Framework for Dynamic Business Applications

Posted by Vasile Buciuman-Coman, Michael Chervenic on  Mar 28, 2008

Why are the outcomes of complex software projects so unpredictable? In this two-part article, the authors analyze the causes of failure and propose a new approach to improve the likelihood of success. 5

Book Excerpt and Review: OSWorkflow

Posted by Ryan Slobojan on  Mar 26, 2008

OSWorkflow by Diego Adrian Naya Lazo discusses the open-source OSWorkflow, a Java-based workflow engine. InfoQ spoke with Naya Lazo about the areas the book covers and about OSWorkflow in general. 3

Beyond Foundations of F# - Asynchronous Workflows

Posted by Robert Pickering on  Mar 23, 2008

Robert Pickering continues the conversation in this third article on F# and this time focuses on Asynchronous Workflows and the resulting peformance gains obtained when used.

Improving Performance of Healthcare Systems with Service Oriented Architecture

Posted by Girish Juneja, Blake Dournaee, Joe Natoli & Steve Birkel on  Mar 07, 2008

This article, based on a chapter from the book "Service Oriented Architecture Demystified", discusses the benefits of applying SOA to heterogenous environments in the healthcare domain. 4

Process Component Models: The Next Generation In Workflow ?

Posted by Tom Baeyens on  Feb 04, 2008

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

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