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  • The SOA Journey: from Understanding Business to Agile Architecture

     If your monolith is tightly coupled and not cohesive, you could split it in order for a business to be more agile.  There are a lot of wrong ways that you can do that. They result in the same tightly coupled and non-cohesive monolith, but which is distributed across a network. This article examines how you can align your technical services and business-capabilities.

  • Building a Blockchain PoC in Ten Minutes Using Hyperledger Composer

    This article examines what businesses look for when considering blockchain’s role in their organization and how the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Composer can help application developers easily create compelling blockchain solutions for the enterprise.

  • Oozie Plugin for Eclipse

    Oozie Eclipse plugin is a new tool for editing Apache Oozie workflows graphically inside Eclipse. Usage of this plugin allows to skip hard to develop and maintain process definition in HPDL. Instead a process graph is defined graphically by placing process actions on pallet and connecting them. An article introduces Eclipse Oozie plugin and provides an example of its usage.

  • A collaborative approach for real-world BPM

    Bernd Ruec​ker explores how to achieve a better Business-IT alignment when developing BPM solutions. He describes a methodology which uses BPMN-based process model as center for collaboration where users can discuss and link requirements, business rules or other artifacts, visualize development status, specify business driven test scenarios and much more.

  • Book Excerpt and Interview: Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility

    Boris Lublinsky interviews Marc Fiammante as part of a review of Marc' new book, Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility. The book is based on many years of practical experience obtained during dozens of enterprise SOA implementations and covers major steps of such implementations

  • 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.

  • Book Review: Applied SOA

    Applied SOA is a new book on Service Oriented Architecture written by 4 leading SOA practitioners that aims at making you successful with your SOA implementation. In particular, this book is going to help you tie your SOA initiative with your Enterprise Architecture, IT Governance, Core Data and BPM initiatives.

  • 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.

  • The Seven Fallacies of Business Process Execution

    After 8+ years of intense research, the promises of BPM have not materialized: we are still far from having the ability to use the business process models designed by business analysts to create complete executable solutions. Some argue that we need to re-engineer BPM standards. In this paper we explore a new architecture blueprint for BPMSs that offers a cleaner alignment between SOA and BPM.

  • Implementation of business rules and business processes in SOA

    Boris Lublinsky and Didier Le Tien discuss how business process engines and business rule engines differ, where their respective strengths are and when to use what in an SOA context. They discuss commonalities and differences between business rules and business processes and present some guidelines on positioning business rules in SOA implementation and appropriate usage of each technology.

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