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Bonita Open Solution 5.x Essentials

Rohit Bhat

Developing applications using Bonita Open Solution means you can model business processes in a workflow, and this book teaches you all the fundamentals by taking you through the entire development cycle.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782167082
Paperback144 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing and Getting Started with Bonita
Downloading, installing, and launching Bonita Open Solution
Creating a process
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
Chapter 3: Creating and Customizing Web Forms
Input and output widgets in Bonita
The Previous and Next buttons
Chapter 4: Conditions, Contingencies, and Transitions
Conditional appearance of fields
The JavaScript alternative to the contingency feature
Defining conditions on transitions
Passing the message
The call activity
Chapter 5: Adding Connectors
Types of connectors in Bonita
Finalizing the web form data
Chapter 6: Configuring the Page Flow
The inbox view
Entry, view, and overview page flow
User XP options in Studio
Process status in User XP
Externalizing forms
Chapter 7: Customizing Look and Feel
Customizing web forms
Changing Look'n'feel
Adding Resources to the workflow
Application Look'n'feel
User Experience Look'n'feel

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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