BPEL and Java Cookbook

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  • Call synchronous and asynchronous BPEL processes from Java code
  • Implement of web services with AXIS2 and JAX-WS
  • Call synchronous and asynchronous web services from BPEL process
  • Efficiently utilise the tracing and logging for tracking business process execution
  • Make use of validation and transformation of the BPEL services
  • Employ various techniques to variable manipulations in BPEL
  • Use annotations for describing web services
  • Perform work, management and monitoring tasks with the Oracle Enterprise Manager Console
  • Utilize the internal and external BPEL engine logging and tracing capabilities
  • Integrate various technologies for orchestration
  • Learn the techniques of using XML façades
  • Design, monitor and test SOA composite applications

The Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) has become the de-facto standard for orchestrating web services. BPEL and web services are both clamped into Service-oriented Architecture (SOA). Development of efficient SOA composites too often requires usage of other technologies or languages, like Java. This Cookbook explains through the use of examples how to efficiently integrate BPEL with custom Java functionality.
If you need to use BPEL programming to develop web services in SOA development, this book is for you.

BPEL and Java Cookbook will show you how to efficiently integrate custom Java functionality into BPEL processes. Based on practical examples, this book shows you the solutions to a number of issues developers come across when designing SOA composite applications. The integration between the two technologies is shown two-fold; the book focuses on the ways that Java utilizes the BPEL and vice-versa.

With this book, you will take a journey through a number of recipes that solve particular problems with developing SOA composite applications. Each chapter works on a different set of recipes in a specific area. The recipes cover the whole lifecycle of developing SOA composites: from specification, through design, testing and deployment.

BPEL and Java Cookbook starts off with recipes that cover initiation of BPEL from Java and vice-versa. It then moves on to logging and tracing facilities, validation and transformation of BPEL servers, embedding of third-party Java libraries into BPEL. It also covers manipulation with variables in BPEL different techniques of Java code wrapping for web service usage and utilization of XML façades.

After reading BPEL and Java Cookbook you will be able to circumvent many of the issues that developers experience during SOA composite application development.


  • Easy to understand recipes for integrating Java and BPEL
  • Covers wide range of integration possibilities for orchestrating business processes
  • Provides step-by-step instructions on examples stretching throughout the chapters, covering all phases of development from specification to testing


Page Count 382
Course Length 11 hours 27 minutes
ISBN 9781849689205
Date Of Publication 16 Sep 2013


Jurij Laznik

Jurij Laznik is an architect and software engineer with over 14 years of experience in BPEL and Java technologies. In the past decade, he has participated in several large SOA projects in the Energetics and Telecommunication sector. He is an accredited Oracle SOA Implementation Champion by the Oracle Partner Network. In the last five years, he has worked in the banking industry on IT projects as both project manager and system design engineer. He is currently employed as an Oracle programmer at Banka Celje d.d. He is also an assigned lecturer for the Educational Center of Energetics Systems (ICES). He received his Master's degree at the University of Maribor. Currently, he is a PhD student at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology at the University of Maribor, Slovenia.