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jBPM6 Developer Guide

Mariano Nicolas De Maio, Mauricio Salatino, Esteban Aliverti

Learn about the components, tooling, and integration points that are part of the JBoss Business Process Management (BPM) framework
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783286614
Paperback310 pages

About This Book

  • Model and implement different business processes using the BPMN2 standard notation
  • Understand how and when to use the different tools provided by the JBoss Business Process Management (BPM) platform
  • Learn how to model complex business scenarios and environments through a step-by-step approach

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Java developer or architect who needs to have a better understanding of how Business Process Management frameworks behave in real-life implementations, this book is for you.

This book assumes that you know the Java language well and are familiar with some widely used frameworks such as Hibernate. You should also know the basics of relational databases and Maven-based applications.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why Do We Need Business Process Management?
Theoretical background
Introduction, analysis, and explanations of standard specifications
Technical details and common practices of jBPM6
The conceptual background of BPM
The BPM discipline
BPM applications in the real world
Chapter 2: BPM Systems' Structure
Components of a BPMS
Node instance structures
External interactions
Predictive analytics and decision management
Chapter 3: Using BPMN 2.0 to Model Business Scenarios
Introduction to BPMN 2.0
Modeling business scenarios with BPMN 2.0
Technical perspective
Chapter 4: Understanding the KIE Workbench
What you need to start a jBPM6 environment
Chapter 5: Creating a Process Project in the KIE Workbench
An IDE to our knowledge
Implementing our first process
Sprint management process design
The Web Process Designer advanced topics
Providing a runtime for our process
Chapter 6: Human Interactions
Understanding human interactions
jBPM6 Human task component's overview
Chapter 7: Defining Your Environment with the Runtime Manager
Understanding the role of the runtime manager
The different implementations available
The UI configuration of runtime managers
Creating your own runtime manager
Chapter 8: Implementing Persistence and Transactions
Why do we need persistence and transactions?
Persistence in jBPM6
Other persistence mechanisms
Chapter 9: Integration with Other Knowledge Definitions
What is a rule?
Old-fashioned integration
The Drools rule engine
Temporal reasoning and processes
Chapter 10: Integrating KIE Workbench with External Systems
Defining your architecture
Extending the KIE Workbench architecture
Remote engine invocations
Deploying the KIE Workbench in the cloud

What You Will Learn

  • Leverage the power of business rules to simplify business processes
  • Use jBPM6's configuration and architecture for different environments and scenarios
  • Define your environment in a user-friendly, extensible, and configurable way with the tooling provided in jBPM6
  • Understand how the framework handles information that flows through your business processes
  • Integrate practical examples of automating with different enterprise technologies in Java and non-Java environments
  • Demonstrate the benefits of running the inference power of the Drools engine together with process executions
  • Discover how to use the KIE Workbench extension points to communicate with external systems

In Detail

jBPM6 Developer Guide will guide you through each level of the jBPM6 platform, allowing you to model and build applications that will automate your business scenarios. This book will provide you with the knowledge that you need to get up and running with developing applications that use Business Processes (BPM) as a foundation.

This book will help you understand the pieces and components inside a Business Process Management System (BPMS). Furthermore, you will learn about the shared mechanisms that the Drools and jBPM projects use to store information and define transaction boundaries.

By the end of the book, you will know how to use the KIE Workbench extension points to communicate external systems with it, and also how to use these extension points to configure the KIE Workbench in a distributed environment.


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