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Oracle SOA BPEL Process Manager 11gR1 – A Hands-on Tutorial by Ravi Saraswathi, Jaswant Singh

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Chapter 3. Invoking a BPEL Process

BPEL provides an enterprise and cross-enterprise approach for SOA with simple descriptions of how to orchestrate processes and invoke external programs, applications, and/or services. In practice, BPEL is actually extending the existing WSDL standards. WSDL is an XML-based language for describing web services that includes the details of how to consume them.

BPEL does not replace Java, .NET, or any other programming language, rather it complements them. In this chapter, we will talk about interoperability between BPEL and Java. BPEL provides excellent workflow process capabilities; however, one may find competing arguments from associates that it may not be worth it due to investments required in learning and ...

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