Explaining HATEOAS is notoriously tricky, In an effort to make it easier, Nick Gall explores the idea of describing it as an engine for domain specific protocol-description.
A new WS-BPEL Extension for Semantic Web Services introduces support for semantic service discovery and invocation in the services integration implementations.
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.
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.
Tom Baeyens wrote a summary of the state of Workflow & BPM standards and tools. After a detailed look at BPEL, BPMN, and other technologies such as choreography, XPDL, BPDM, jPDL, Tom takes the stance that it is time to abandon the idea that non-technical business analysts can draw production-ready software in diagrams and separate the analysis process models and executable process models.
In this interview, Stefan Tilkov talks to Sanjiva Weerawarana about web services and REST, about core standards that are essential for web services standards, open source SOA tooling, scripting languages and web services, and the strategy of WSO2 in providing open source middleware.
In a new InfoQ article, Jean-Jacques Dubray explores a new architecture blueprint for BPMSs that offers a cleaner alignment between SOA and BPM. Jean-Jacques argues that after more than eight years of intense research, we are still far from having the ability to use the business process models designed by business analysts to create complete executable solutions.
Mark Proctor, the JBoss Drools Project Lead, and Kris Verlaenen the Ruleflow lead present their vision for unifying rules and processes to provide a truly unified modeling environment with rules and processes as first class citizens, tightly integrated modeling GUIs, single unified engine and apis for compilation/building, deployment and runtime execution.
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.
A group of several vendors suggests a new WS-* spec that goes by the interesting name "WS-BPEL4People". Compared to WS-BPEL which deals with automated business processes, the WS-BPEL4People spec, which has been under works for nearly two years now, aims to add human workflow capabilities to SOA in general and to the recently approved WS-BPEL 2.0 spec specifically.