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  • Book Excerpt and Interview: jBPM Developer Guide

    A new book by Mauricio "Salaboy" Salatino, the jBPM Developer Guide, provides a detailed jBPM programming guide for Java developers with several real-life examples. InfoQ spoke with Salatino to learn the motivations behind the book and learn from his experience both using and writing about the jBPM Business Process Management suite.

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

    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

    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

    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.

  • BPMN 2.0 Virtual Roundtable Interview

    In this interview we talk with representatives of the BPMN 2.0 standardization effort from Oracle, IBM and SAP. Here they discuss the evolution of BPMN as well as how it relates to other efforts such as XPDL, WS-BPEL and BPEL4People.

  • Why BPEL is not the holy grail for BPM

    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.

  • InfoQ Interviews BPEL4People Representatives

    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. Apart from asking them what BPEL4People (and WS-HumanTask) are all about, we asked them how this relates to other BPMN efforts and what else we can expect in this area.

  • Process Component Models: The Next Generation In Workflow ?

    Tom Baeyens, founder of JBoss jBPM gives his view of the state of the BPM / workflow market and introdces a new type of workflow technology called process component models.

  • An Introduction to Apache ODE

    In this new InfoQ article, Paul Brown introduces Apache ODE, an open source implementation of the WS-BPEL 2.0 standard. ODE differs from other BPEL engines in that it is delivered as a component rather than a framework for developers looking to add orchestration functionality to their systems. Paul introduces ODE's features by showing how to deploy and execute a simple process.

  • Service Composition

    In this article, Boris Lublinsky discusses the main approaches to service composition, both from design and implementation point of view, and outlines the benefits of using orchestration. Topics covered include hierarchical vs. conversational composition, composition topologies, and the pros and cons of difference implementation approaches.

  • A Hard Look at the Organizational Implications of BPM

    This article examines the conceptual BPM project from the following perspectives: what is involved to deliver the project, what are its enablers and what are its total costs of ownership (TCO). Before investments are made in reengineering processes and deploying BPM solutions, businesses need to commit to making the organizational changes necessary to allow realization of any lasting value.

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