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Recently I was invited to read and review a recent publication on an important component of the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack: BPM Suite 11g. This book is titled Oracle BPM Suite 11g Developer’s Cookbook. It was written by Vivek Acharya and has been published by Packt Publishing. It contains close to 500 pages. The book homepage on the Packt Web Site is: : http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-bpm-suite-11g-developers-cookbook/book.
This article provides an overview of this book and my first impressions of it. In short:
The breadth of the book is impressive. Vivek has done a great job in describing many topics and aspects of the BPM Suite story. Along with the impressive scope, he also manages to provide a lot of details and in depth descriptions, for example in his discussion of business indicators and BAM, configuration of fault policies and on the development of User Interfaces with ADF to support Human Tasks. He uses a single case throughout the book – a case that is clear and comprehensive. Not too simplistic to become trivial and neither too complex to overburden the reader. Both business and process analysts as well as developers will benefit from this book – although I think More >
Next Tuesday, 24th of April in the MECC in Maastricht during the Oracle Benelux User Group conference, an all star team of Oracle Fusion Middleware specialists will present and perform a very special session: a live and interactive application development demonstration. This session is planned in two parts: 11.00-12.45 and 14.30-15.45.
Many articles and presentations discuss various parts of Oracle Fusion Middleware, such as ADF or SOA Suite, WebCenter or Oracle Service Bus. Usually they do so in an isolated fashion and not seldom only in a theoretical (‘slideware’) fashion. In this very special session, attendees will see at close range how it all comes together and what steps are necessary to create a real end-to-end FMW application. A team of brave developers (doing database, ADF, SOA Suite, OSB and BPM) will develop an end-to-end Fusion Middleware application over the course of the afternoon. Their work will be monitored live on a number of big screens, while a moderator solicits audience suggestions for functional requirements and explains what is being done.
It had been announced at Oracle Open World 2011 and sort of promised for December 2011 – a promise or at least a suggestion reiterated in early December even. But for whatever reason, it slipped – not shipped – and Christmas break that perfect time of the year for playing with new software came and went. Now at last, it has arrived. As of midnight CET on 22nd February, PS5 (18.104.22.168) was published on OTN and eDelivery (https://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/Download/get_form?egroup_aru_number=11493752) for download.
One of the reasons for the delay was the certification of FMW 11gR1 PS5 with Fusion Applications that was done over the last few months. Apart from the additional wait time (that is now over), this is quite good and important news: when Fusion Applications certifies software components, they put those components through very rigorous and extensive tests. Additionally, when Fusion Applications adopt a specific release – even a PS release – it makes that release more important to Oracle. So we now know that PS 5 has both been tested to the max and is of strategic importance to Fusion Applications and thereby to Oracle. Adopting PS5 for us mere mortals is therefore a safe bet – More >
(Slides for) Instant Agility in Oracle Fusion Middleware through Design Time @ Run Time (Oracle Open World 2011)0
Agility is about ability to adapt. Enterprises need to quickly respond to changing circumstances and requirements. Agility is a state of mind (â€œembrace changeâ€) that must be supported by process and technology. This session will demonstrate how Fusion Middleware provides a substantial dose of instant agility through its design time @ run time facilities. Application Management evolves into Application Composition as BPM and SOA Suite applications allow run time editing of business logic, human tasks and process definitions. Likewise, ADF applications, especially when integrated with UCM and WebCenter, support run time editing of content, page composition and even security, data sources and visualizations – even customized per user group.
This presentation introduces the concept of Design Time at Run Time, the benefits it may offers and the consequences it may (or will) have on an organization. The various run time edit hooks are discussed as well as the underlying architecture based on MDS and the future roadmap.
Business process management (BPM) is getting more momentum. The BPMN 2.0 specification is getting final and has a few new nice features, for example a model standard so that models are interchangeable between tools. Another new feature is easier event implementation, meaning that it will be easier to run a BPMN process.
This week I started with a BPMN training from Bruce Silver. So far I like it very much. I can do it online and in my own pace. For more information see http://www.bpmessentials.com/.
Of course I want to model my BPMN process models with BPM studio. A tool that Oracle acquired from BEA and is formally known as Aqualogic BPM. The great thing about this product is that is writing in java, meaning it will run on any platform, including on my cool Macbook Air running Snow Leopard. But it didn’t start! Turns out that Snow Leopard is 64bit and BPM studio is 32bit. Read on for my solution: