jBPM5 Developer Guide

jBPM5 is a well known open source Business Process Management System (BPMS) used for defining and executing business processes. Java developers can use jBPM5 to analyze, improve, and maintain business processes, which are integral to an organization’s management. This book guides you through each level of the jBPM5 platform, allowing you to model and build applications which will automate your business scenarios.

The “jBPM5 Developer Guide” covers two important standard specifications that every software engineer must be familiar with; the BPMN2 specification and the WS-Human Tasks specification. BPMN2 defines a standard business language that will be used to model business scenarios throughout the book, and WS-Human Tasks will help you to define how real people execute the human elements of those processes. Both standard specifications are covered with in depth examples. Using these two specifications and understanding the BPM discipline will allow you to improve your software designs and guide successful implementations that will impact positively on performance.

“jBPM5 Developer Guide” allows you to adopt quickly the BPM framework to help you achieve your business goals; reducing the amount of time that you need to master BPM concepts and all the individual components provided by the platform. The book is packed with applicable examples, BPM diagrams and step-by-step instructions to help you master jBPM5.

What you will learn from this book

  • Use jBPM5’s configurations and architecture for different environments and scenarios.
  • Discover key concepts behind the Business Process Management discipline.
  • BPMN2 process modeling language for defining and implementing your processes.
  • Leverage Business Rules power to simplify business processes.
  • Practical examples in automating your business process and learn how to integrate them with different enterprise technologies in Java and non-Java environments.
  • How to reuse jBPM5’s Human Task component in several applications, not just the Process Engine.
  • Configure the persistence and transactions service to cover long running processes and scale successful implementations for bigger scenarios.
  • Improve your process definitions using Domain Specific Activities.
  • Understand how the framework handles information that flows through your business’s processes.
  • Configure the Eclipse IDE to start modeling your scenarios.
  • Learn how to analyze your business processes execution using the Complex Event Processing features provided by Drools Fusion.
  • Understand how Business Process can be influenced by external streams of events that arrive in real time.

Approached from a developer’s perspective, the “jBPM 5 Developer Guide” teaches readers all the essentials of Business Process Management through applicable examples with helpful screenshots and diagrams.

Who this book is for
This book is for Java developers and Java architects who need to have a deep understanding of how Business Process Management frameworks behave in real-life implementations. The book introduces you to the jBPM5 and Drools Community where you can contribute; providing ideas, adding code, fixing issues, or providing documentation and examples.

The book assumes that you know the Java language well and also know some widely used frameworks, for example Hibernate and Log4J. You should also know the basics of relational databases and the Eclipse IDE.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (December 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849516448
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849516440
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