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WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with Oracle SOA Suite 11g

Matjaz B. Juric, Marcel Krizevnik

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Book Details

ISBN 139781847197948
Paperback616 pages

About This Book

  • Develop BPEL and SOA composite solutions with Oracle SOA Suite 11g
  • Efficiently automate business processes with WS-BPEL 2.0 and develop SOA composite applications.
  • Get familiar with basic and advanced BPEL 2.0.
  • Detailed explanation of advanced topics, such as security, transactions, human workflow, process monitoring, transition from BPMN to BPEL, dynamic processes, fault handling, etc., enabling you to work smarter and more efficiently.
  • Step-by-step real-world examples to learn and manage various advanced aspects of BPEL development using Oracle SOA Suite 11g, JDeveloper, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Service Registry, Oracle Enterprise Repository, BPM Suite and BPA Suite



Appendix A

Appendix B

Who This Book Is For

This book is aimed at SOA architects and developers involved in the design, implementation, and integration of composite applications and end-to-end business processes. The book provides comprehensive coverage of WS-BPEL 2.0 for implementing business processes and developing SCA composite application, dealing with the issues of composition, orchestration, transactions, coordination, and security. This book uses Oracle SOA Suite 11g and related Oracle products. To follow this book you need to have basic knowledge of XML, web services, and Java EE.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to BPEL and SOA
Why business processes matter
Business and IT alignment
Service-Oriented Architecture
SOA building blocks
Understanding BPEL
Relation of BPEL to other languages
BPEL servers overview
The future of BPEL
Chapter 2: Service Composition with BPEL
Developing business processes with BPEL
Core concepts
BPEL business process example
Asynchronous BPEL example
Chapter 3: Advanced BPEL
Advanced activities
Fault handling and signaling
Termination handler
Managing events
Business process lifecycle
Correlation and message properties
Concurrent activities and links
Dynamic partner links
Message exchanges
Abstract business processes
Generating BPEL from BPMN diagrams
Chapter 4: Using BPEL with Oracle SOA Suite 11g
Building composite applications with SOA Composite Editor
Development of BPEL processes in JDeveloper
Testing SOA composite applications
Deploying SOA composite applications
Managing SOA composite applications
Developing and deploying BPEL 2.0 processes
Chapter 5: BPEL Extensions, Dynamic Parallel Flow, Dynamic Partner Links, Notification Service, Java Embedding, and Fault Management Framework
Extension functions and activities
Dynamic parallel flow
Notification Service
Java code embedding
Fault management framework
Chapter 6: Entity Variables, Master and Detail Processes, Security, and Business Events in BPEL
Entity variables
Master and Detail processes
Securing SOA composite applications
Using business events in BPEL
Chapter 7: Human Interactions in BPEL
Human interactions in business processes
Human Tasks in BPEL
Creating Human Task definitions
Using Human Tasks in BPEL processes
Creating Human Tasks forms
Deploying the SOA composite and task form
Using the Oracle BPM Worklist application
Chapter 8: Monitoring BPEL Processes with BAM
Business Activity Monitoring
Oracle BAM architecture and features
Gathering BAM data from a BPEL process
Introduction to demonstration scenario
Enabling activity monitoring
Using monitoring objects
Using sensors
Using the BAM Adapter partner link
Deploying an SOA composite application
Building the BAM dashboard
Chapter 9: BPEL with Oracle Service Bus and Service Registry
Oracle Service Bus architecture and features
Oracle Service Registry
Using Oracle Service Bus Console
Re-wiring an SOA composite application
Oracle Service Bus use case
Chapter 10: BPMN to BPEL Round-tripping with BPA Suite and SOA Suite
Oracle BPA Suite architecture and features
Round-tripping between BPMN and BPEL
Demonstration scenario
Business process modeling in Business Process Architect
Using BPEL Blueprints in Oracle JDeveloper
BPMN-BPEL round-tripping
Chapter 11: Integrating BPEL with BPMN using BPM Suite
Oracle BPM Suite architecture and features
Demonstration scenario
Business Process Modeling and implementation in Oracle BPM Studio
Testing an SOA composite application

What You Will Learn

  • Fully understand the role of BPEL in SOA and the overall understanding what BPEL is, and why it is important
  • Compose business processes in BPEL
  • Explore BPEL 2.0 activities, loops, decisions, flow control, variables, scopes and other constructs that will enable you to develop BPEL processes.
  • Dig into advanced BPEL topics, such as fault handlers, event handlers, compensation, concurrent activities, links, correlations, message properties, dynamic partner links, process lifecycles, and more.
  • Examine human workflow in BPEL, including BPEL4People and WS-HumanTask.
  • Secure BPEL processes and defining transactional boundaries.
  • Examine the advanced features of BPEL Process Manger such as BPEL extensions, dynamic parallel flow, notification service, Java embedding, fault management framework, entity variables, master and detail processes.
  • Utilize business events in BPEL.Monitor BPEL processes using Oracle BAM.
  • Use BPEL with Oracle Service Bus and Oracle Service Registry.
  • Generate BPEL from BPMN and round-trip the changes with BPA Suite and BPM Suite.
  • Govern BPEL processes with Oracle Enterprise Repository.
  • Develop and control the full BPM life cycle using Oracle SOA Suite 11g, JDeveloper, Oracle BAM, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Service Registry, BPA and BPM Suite, and Oracle Enterprise Repository.


In Detail

Business Process Execution Language (BPEL, aka WS-BPEL) has become the de-facto standard for orchestrating services in SOA composite applications. BPEL reduces the gap between business requirements and applications and allows for better alignment between business processes and underlying IT architecture. BPEL is for SOA what SQL is for databases. Therefore learning BPEL is essential for the successful adoption of SOA or the development of composite applications. Although BPEL looks simple at first sight, it hides its large potential and has many interesting and advanced features. If you can get familiar with these features - you can maximize the value of SOA.

This book provides a comprehensive and detailed coverage of BPEL, one of the centerpieces of SOA. It covers basic and advanced features of BPEL 2.0 and provides several real-world examples. In addition to BPEL specification the book provides comprehensive coverage of BPEL support in Oracle SOA Suite 11g, including security, transactions, human workflow, process monitoring, automatic generation of BPEL from process models, dynamic processes, and more.

This book starts with an introduction to BPEL, its role with regard to SOA and the process-oriented approach to SOA. The authors give short descriptions of the most important SOA platforms and BPEL servers—the run time environments for the execution of business processes specified in BPEL—and compare BPEL to other business process languages. The book will then move on to explain core concepts such as invoking services, synchronous and asynchronous processes, partner links, role of WSDL, variables, flows, and more.Moving ahead you will become familiar with fault handling, transaction management and compensation handling, scopes, events and event handlers, concurrent activities and links. The authors also discuss the business process lifecycle, correlation of messages, dynamic partner links, abstract business processes and mapping from BPMN to BPEL.

The book presents in detail, how to use BPEL with Oracle SOA Suite 11g PS2. It explains the development of BPEL and SCA assemblies, and demonstrates different approaches with some practical examples. It addresses security, transaction handling, and human workflow. Then, the book addresses entity variables, notification services, fault management framework, and business events in BPEL. It provides exhaustive coverage of monitoring BPEL processes and developing dashboards with Oracle BAM. It explains how to use BPEL processes with Oracle Service Bus and Oracle Service Registry. Using examples, the book also demonstrates how to transform business process models in BPMN (using Business Modeler) to BPEL, how to achieve round-tripping using BPA Suite and BPM Suite, and how to use Oracle Enterprise Repository to govern BPEL processes. The book also covers the complete BPM lifecycle from modeling through implementation, execution, monitoring, and optimization and presents advanced, real-world examples.


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