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  • Using JBoss ESB and JBPM for Implementing VMS Solutions

    by Boris Lublinsky on  May 29, 2009 1

    In a new article, Boris Lublinsky discusses how the JBoss middleware platform, specifically JBoss ESB and jBPM (JBoss Business Process Management) can be used to integrate both internal and third-party services to deliver composite services and content in customer-specific forms, including Web services, WAP, portals, and more.

  • The Economics of Service Orientation

    by Enrique Castro-Leon Jackson He Mark Chang Parviz Peiravi on  May 16, 2009

    This article explores the structural economic changes brought up by service orientation. Most IT organizations today are under enormous financial pressure trying to keep rising costs and flat budgets in synch. The restructuring brought about by the concept of services and reuse at the service level promises long lasting relief from the cost treadmill.

  • We Need to Create Information System Ratings

    by Pierre Bonnet on  Mar 09, 2009 5

    Pierre Bonnet, CTO of Orchestra Networks, argues that information systems are too opaque and not agile enough. He claims this is the main reason why "healthy" multinationals can collapse within months as they take on too much risk. He suggests that information systems be rated on how they manage master data, business rules and business processes.

Workflow Orchestration Using Spring AOP and AspectJ

Posted by Oleg Zhurakousky on  Dec 29, 2008

This article demonstrates how to build and orchestrate highly configurable and extensible yet light-weight embedded process flow using AOP techniques with Spring AOP and Aspect J. 13

BPMN 2.0 Virtual Roundtable Interview

Posted by Mark Little on  Dec 25, 2008

Representatives of the BPMN 2.0 standardization effort discuss the evolution of BPMN and how it relates to other efforts such as XPDL, WS-BPEL and BPEL4People.

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

Posted by Matthieu Hug on  Dec 19, 2008

After a brief introduction on Cloud Computing, Matthieu Hug, CEO of RunMyProcess.com provides his insight on the architecture of Multi-Enterprise Information Systems. 4

Why BPEL is not the holy grail for BPM

Posted by Pierre Vigneras on  Oct 21, 2008

Pierre Vigneras looks at the problems with BPEL; including its viability as a programming language, use as a tool by end users, and the pitfalls of round trip engineering with BPMN diagrams. 29

How to GET a Cup of Coffee

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

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. 16

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

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