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Application Development for IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 and Enterprise Service Bus 7

Salil Ahuja, Swami Chandrasekaran

A Service Oriented Architecture approach has many benefits for your applications, including flexibility, reusability, and increased revenue. You can exploit those benefits to the fullest by following this step-by-step tutorial for WPS and WESB.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847198280
Paperback548 pages

About This Book

  • Develop SOA applications using the WebSphere Process Server (WPS) and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB)
  • Analyze business requirements and rationalize your thoughts to see if an SOA approach is appropriate for your project
  • Quickly build an SOA-based Order Management application by using some fundamental concepts and functions of WPS and WESB
  • Do a top-down decomposition of the Order Management application to identify use cases, business processes, and services/components

Who This Book Is For

This book is for SOA architects, designers, and developers who have a basic understanding of SOA concepts and would like to learn more about building solutions and applications using IBM WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing IBM BPM and ESB
What is Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)?
Achieving success through BPM enabled by SOA
IBM SOA Reference Architecture
Introducing IBM WebSphere Process Server (WPS)
Introducing IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB)
IBM's SOA Foundation lifecycle
IBM's BPM enabled by SOA method
Chapter 2: Installing the Development Environment
WebSphere Integration Developer overview
Prerequisite configuration
Installing WID on Windows
Getting Started with WID
Words of wisdom — tips, tricks, suggestions, and pitfalls
Chapter 3: Building your Hello Process Project
SOA programming model
Building your first business process
Testing modules and components
Words of wisdom — tips, tricks, suggestions, and pitfalls
Chapter 4: Building Your Hello Mediation Project
WS standards
Creating mediation modules
Creating the Hello Mediation Flow
Testing modules and components
Chapter 5: Business Process Choreography Fundamentals
Using WPS in the right scenarios
Creating service contracts with interface editor
Lingua Franca for BPM — Business Objects
Working with Business Process (WS-BPEL)
Using rule groups and rules
Words of wisdom — tips, tricks, suggestions, and pitfalls
Chapter 6: Mediations Fundamentals
Mediation flows
Service Message Object (SMO)
Working with Mediation primitives
Dynamic routing
Integration with external systems using adapters
Chapter 7: Sales Fulfillment Application for JungleSea Inc.
Business requirements
Existing JungleSea Inc. applications
SOA considerations
Architecture and design
Architectural decisions and design patterns applied
Laying out the build plan
Chapter 8: Walk the Talk
Shared libraries
End Application libraries
Visualizing the solution
Process Services
Business Services and Access Services
Chapter 9: Building the Order Handling Processes
Module assembly
Steps involved in building business process
Building ProcessServices-CustomerInterfaceManagement
Building ProcessServices-OrderHandling
Correlation sets in BPEL processes
Chapter 10: Integration with Various Applications
Patterns addressed
Module assembly
Testing the modules
Implementing Business Service and Access Service modules
Building BizServices-ShippingMgmt module
Building BizServices-CustomerCreditMgmt module
Building BizServices-SupplierPartnerMgmt module
Building BizServices-InventoryMgmt module
Building BizServices-CustomerBillingMgmt module
Building BizServices-CustomerInfoMgmt module
Chapter 11: Business Space
What is Business Space?
Business Spaces
Chapter 12: Deployment Topologies
Deployment topology considerations
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment fundamentals
Operational architecture
Sales Fulfillment Application deployment topology
Words of Wisdom
Chapter 13: Management, Monitoring, and Security
Solution administration tasks
Monitoring WPS/WESB applications
Words of wisdom — tips, tricks, suggestions, and pitfalls

What You Will Learn

  • IBM's BPM platform and key products that make it up
  • Understand fundamentals behind Service Component Architecture, Service Data Objects, WS-BPEL, and how they relate to BPM and SOA
  • Business Process Choreography and mediation flow fundamentals including business rules, state machine, human tasks, and CEI
  • Deliver a BPM enabled by SOA solutions using WPS
  • WESB’s smart approach to SOA by enabling integration, connectivity, and messaging capabilities
  • Install and fundamentals behind working with WID including integration solution, assembly diagram, working with modules and libraries, unit test environment
  • Build and deploy your first module project in WID and test business process applications
  • Understand basic concepts of mediation flows including message filter, XSLT transformation, and service invoke primitive while building a mediation module
  • Architect, design, and implement an "Order Management”solution using WID, WPS, and WESB
  • Identify components necessary for the order management solution and map them to the IBM SOA reference architecture
  • Identify SOA business services, create shared libraries, and leverage existing application interfaces
  • Build the business process flows, business services and access services, integrate with back end applications and perform end-to-end integration tests
  • Integrate this business process with existing applications using various capabilities provided by WID including JDBC and File adapters, JMS imports, and Web Service imports
  • Explore topologies and deploy gold topology
  • Fundamentals behind using and customizing Business Space
  • Manage, monitor, secure, and administer your modules with the tools provided by WPS, WESB, and Business Space
  • Numerous references, tips, and pointers for advanced and related topics

In Detail

By adopting an SOA approach in Business Process Management (BPM), you can make your application flexible, reusable, and adaptable to new developments. The SOA approach also gives you the potential to lower costs (from reuse), and increase revenue (from adaptability and flexibility). However, integrating basic SOA constructs (such as Process, Business Services, and Components) and core building blocks of BPM (such as Process Modeling and Enterprise Service Bus) in a real-world application can be challenging.

This book introduces basic concepts of Business Integration, SOA Fundamentals, and SOA Programming Model and implements them in numerous examples. It guides you to building an Order Management application from scratch using the principles of Business Process Management and Service Oriented Architecture and using WebSphere Process Server (WPS) and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB). The various detailed aspects, features, and capabilities of the product are conveyed through examples

We begin with essential concepts on Business Integration, SOA Fundamentals and SOA Programming Model. Then we set up the development environment to build your first Hello Process and Hello Mediation applications.

Gradually, we build an SOA-based Order Management Application. We cover important aspects and functions of WPS and WESB with numerous practical examples. We show how to analyze your application's business requirements and check if an SOA approach is appropriate for your project. Then you do a top-down decomposition of your application and identify its use cases, business processes, and services.

Having built the SOA Application, we introduce you to various non-functional topics, including: Administration, Governance, Management, Monitoring, and Security. We also discuss deployment topologies for WPS and WESB, performance tuning, and recommended practices.


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