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Design Principles for Process-driven Architectures Using Oracle BPM and SOA Suite 12c by Torsten Winterberg, Mark Simpson, Guido Schmutz, Danilo Schmiedel, Hajo Normann, Sven Bernhardt, Matjaz B. Juric

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How to design rules and how to organize them

As mentioned earlier, rules are an elementary part of business processes within a company. So, the challenge is to identify the rules, separate them from the business flow logic, and organize them as services in an SOA-based style to ensure consistency and business agility. This approach sounds easy, but it isn't, as we will see in the following paragraphs.

Discovering rules

Identifying potential candidates for business rules within a business process seems quite simple because potential indicators for decision points are expressed as control structures, such as gateways in a BPMN 2.0 process or if activities in a BPEL 2.0 process. Other potential rule candidates might be found at code locations where ...

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