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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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Architect's Notes

  • BPEL is set to be the dominant Web services choreography language. It may change over time as standards in the area mature, but given the fact that it is a second generation effort, it is more immune to change than the other first-generation contenders in this area.

  • Developing BPEL workflows by hand is difficult and error-prone. Tool support is essential, especially if control of mission-critical workflows is to be given to non-specialist programmers. Writing code in XML does not magically make it simple.

  • If you are modeling an existing process with a view to automation, approach development in three stages. First understand your algorithm (that is, the necessary activities and the control flow dependencies). Then decompose the ...

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