Patterns: Building Serial and Parallel Processes for IBM WebSphere Process Server V6

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Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 23 April 2006, updated 25 April 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738497320
ISBN-13: 9780738497327
IBM Form #: SG24-7205-00
(724 pages)

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Authors: Martin Keen, Andy Garratt, Ed Grossman, Dennis Stilhoff, Torsten Wilms, Dan Zrobok


IBM WebSphere Process Server, and the accompanying IBM WebSphere Integration Developer development tool, provide a vast array of powerful features for building business process solutions. But how can you use those features for your organization? This IBM Redbooks publication takes a scenario-based approach to demonstrate these product features and employs the IBM Patterns for e-business to illustrate proven business process patterns.

Part 1 of this book introduces the Patterns for e-business. The Patterns for e-business are a group of proven, reusable assets that can be used to increase the speed of developing and deploying On Demand Business applications. This book focuses on the Serial and Parallel Process patterns from the asset catalog.

Part 2 describes the business scenario used in this book. It also explains the key technologies that are relevant to the scenarios.

Part 3 guides you through the building of business process solutions in WebSphere Integration Developer for deployment to WebSphere Process Server. It includes the use of Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL) business processes, business state machines, and other product features. Four solutions are described, each adhering to a separate pattern. Each solution includes architectural considerations for designing the solution and step-by-step instructions for building the scenario.

Table of contents

Part 1. Patterns for e-business and business processes
Chapter 1. Welcome to this redbook
Chapter 2. Introduction to the Patterns for e-business
Chapter 3. Introduction to business processes
Chapter 4. Application Integration and Extended Enterprise patterns
Chapter 5. Runtime patterns
Chapter 6. Product descriptions
Chapter 7. Product mappings
Part 2. Business scenario and guidelines
Chapter 8. Business scenarios used in this book
Chapter 9. Technology descriptions
Part 3. Scenario implementation
Chapter 10. Serial Process scenario
Chapter 11. Exposed Serial Process scenario
Chapter 12. Parallel Process scenario
Chapter 13. Parallel Workflow scenario
Appendix A. Building Wholesaler A and B service implementations
Appendix B. Deploying and testing modules
Appendix C. Relationships and cross-referencing
Appendix D. WebSphere Process Server dynamicity
Appendix E. Additional material

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