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

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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.

 

About

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.

Features
  • 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

Page Count 616
Course Length 18 hours 28 minutes
ISBN 9781847197948
Date Of Publication 5 Sep 2010

Authors

Matjaz B. Juric

Matjaz B. Juric holds a PhD in computer and information science. He is a full-time professor at the University of Ljubljana and heads the Cloud Computing and SOA Competence Centre (http://www.soa.si). Matjaz is an Oracle ACE Director and has been designated Java Champion and IBM Champion. He has more than 20 years of work experience.

He has authored and coauthored Do More with SOA Integration: Best of Packt, WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7, Oracle Fusion Middleware Patterns, Business Process Driven SOA using BPMN and BPEL, Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (both English and French editions), BPEL Cookbook (which was awarded the best SOA book in 2007 by SOA World Journal), SOA Approach to Integration, Professional J2EE EAI, Professional EJB, J2EE Design Patterns Applied, and Visual Basic .NET Serialization Handbook.

He has published chapters in More Java Gems, Cambridge University Press, and in Technology Supporting Business Solutions, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. His work has also been published in several journals and magazines and presented at conferences.

Marcel Krizevnik

Marcel Krizevnik is a researcher at the University of Maribor where he is preparing a Ph.D. in computer and information science. Marcel started his career as a software developer of chemistry information systems. Now, his main research areas are service-oriented architecture and cloud computing. He is also a member of SOA Competency Center and Cloud Computing Center. In the last three years, he has been involved in several SOA technology projects.