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