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There is no beauty contest to determine which Fusion Middleware product shone the brightest during Oracle Open World. And it is a matter of taste any way. In this case, my taste. So, subjective as it is, my verdict in terms of the MVP (most valuable product) in the category FMW during this year’s OOW conference: BPM!
The main reason for this assessment is the rapid evolution that BPM has shown in the recent passed and is defining for the near future. After having been integrated with JDeveloper and SOA Suite 11g PS3 (April 2010), the Feature Pack 4 release (August 2011) and later the PS5 release (Spring 2012) demonstrated a lot of progress. The roadmap for 2013 looks very promising too.
BPM is one of the best examples of business meeting directly with IT – taking the (existing) business processes and the organization’s strategy and structuring them in a way that allows for clear discussion, optimization and refinement, simulation and even implementation through automated means. With the many (and still expanding) options in Oracle BPM for Design Time at Run Time, the interaction between Business and IT (systems) becomes even more direct. At run time, through simple, (business) More >
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 >