Bonita Open Solution 5.x Essentials

Bonita Open Solution 5.x Essentials
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Design exhaustive workflows with ease using the Bonita Studio
  • Learn how to create customizable and intuitive web forms with a drag-and-drop interface
  • A plethora of diagrams, illustrations, tips, and hands-on examples to augment your learning

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 144 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2013
ISBN : 1782167080
ISBN 13 : 9781782167082
Author(s) : Rohit Bhat
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Open Source

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing and Getting Started with Bonita
Chapter 2: Variable Types and Scope
Chapter 3: Creating and Customizing Web Forms
Chapter 4: Conditions, Contingencies, and Transitions
Chapter 5: Adding Connectors
Chapter 6: Configuring the Page Flow
Chapter 7: Customizing Look and Feel
Appendix: Deploying Bonita on a Server
  • Chapter 1: Installing and Getting Started with Bonita
    • Downloading, installing, and launching Bonita Open Solution
    • Creating a process
      • Creating a human task
      • The text variable
      • Running a process
      • The user inbox
      • The process history
      • Labels
      • Dashboard
      • The admin view
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Variable Types and Scope
      • Pool variables versus step variables
      • The text variable
      • The Boolean variable
      • The integer variable
      • The float variable
      • The date variable
      • The attachment variable
      • The Java variable
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Creating and Customizing Web Forms
        • Input and output widgets in Bonita
          • Buttons
          • The Select widget
          • The Radio widget
          • The date-picker widget
          • Variables required for the widget elements
          • The Image widget
          • The Message widget
        • The Previous and Next buttons
        • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Adding Connectors
            • Types of connectors in Bonita
              • Bonita connectors
              • The e-mail connector
              • The Drools connector
              • Database connectors
              • Groovy scripting
              • Other connectors
            • Finalizing the web form data
            • Summary
                • Appendix: Deploying Bonita on a Server
                  • Downloading the Tomcat bundle
                  • Exploring the Tomcat bundle
                  • Starting and shutting Tomcat
                  • Customizing database connections
                  • Logfiles
                  • Changing the configuration files
                  • Bonita login page
                  • Bonita API and adding users into the database
                  • Summary

                  Rohit Bhat

                  Rohit Bhat is a Computer Science graduate from BITS Pilani, India and is currently working as a Software Specialist in Opera Solutions. He has done projects in a variety of fields of technology encompassing Data Mining, Android Apps, Open CV, Swarm Intelligence, Workflow Automation, and Video Conferencing. He has been extensively using Bonita Open Solution for Workflow Automation and Business Process Modeling for a number of clients for his company. You might find him surfing the Internet for any kind of knowledge and news, or plonked on his bed with a book in his hands. He loves to keep himself abreast of the latest technology and is a gadget freak. He is always ready for a discussion about any topic under the sun. He has a myriad interest in business, startups, entrepreneurship, finance, and current affairs. However, he is always excited to go on trips and tours, especially nature trails and trekking, with a camera around his neck. Apart from reading, he likes to pen his thoughts and is a freelance blogger, too. He can play the keyboard but wishes he had more time to learn a new instrument. He loves to listen to psychedelic, slow, and alternative rock. You can say "Hi" to him at This is his first book as an author. He is, however, a reviewer of Packt's Android Application Programming with OpenCV, published a couple of months ago.
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                  What you will learn from this book

                  • Set up Bonita and explore the various user management options
                  • Create and customize web forms with different widgets using a drop-and-drop interface
                  • Explore different conditions, contingencies, and transitions of the workflow developed in Bonita Studio
                  • Configure different kinds of connectors in Bonita for exporting and importing data
                  • Deploy the application on a Linux or Windows-based server, with connections to external databases
                  • Set up the page flow for the web forms, explore the User Experience, and learn about different options available for customization

                  In Detail

                  Creating delightful web-based applications backed by complex business logic and intricate workflows is just one of the many things you can easily achieve by leveraging Bonita Open Solution. It is a highly customizable and efficient tool for business process modeling. Bonita Open Solution is a one-stop solution for developing scalable applications with a nifty user management system and easy deployment.

                  This pragmatic, hands-on guide to developing complex applications is packed with succinct tips and demonstrations of the various aspects of Bonita Open Solution. This book will show you how to make the best use of the Bonita BPM tool, leverage its powerful backend engine, and design business application workflows with ease. By the end of this book, you will be able to develop a complete business process application.

                  Right from designing web forms to integrating business logic to finally deploying the application on a server, this book takes you through the entire development cycle of an application created using Bonita Open Solution. You will learn about modeling business processes in Bonita, creating customizable web forms, and using connectors, contingencies, and transitions to move forward in the workflow. It also highlights the various page flows available, as well as the ease of use of the drag-and-drop, widget-based modular design of Bonita Studio. After developing the application, you will also learn about the various options for deployment, and the different environments on which it can be deployed.


                  A practical, intuitive guide for modeling complex business processes as full-scale applications using the ease and power of Bonita Open Solution.

                  Who this book is for

                  If you are a business application developer looking forward to model business processes intuitively in a workflow, with various conditions and transitions then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of Java or Groovy is necessary to help you develop these applications. Knowledge of HTML and JavaScript/JQuery will be helpful but not mandatory.

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