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Preface
IBM® WebSphere® Process Server, and the accompanying IBM WebSphere
Integration Developer development tool, provide a vast array of powerful features
for building business process solutions. But how can you use those features for
your organization? This IBM Redbook takes a scenario-based approach to
demonstrate these product features and employs the IBM Patterns for
e-business to illustrate proven business process patterns.
Part 1 of this redbook introduces the Patterns for e-business. The Patterns for
e-business are a group of proven, reusable assets that can be used to increase
the speed of developing and deploying On Demand Business applications. This
redbook focuses on the Serial and Parallel Process patterns from the asset
catalog.
Part 2 describes the business scenario used in this book. It also explains the key
technologies that are relevant to the scenarios.
Part 3 guides you through the building of business process solutions in
WebSphere Integration Developer for deployment to WebSphere Process
Server. It includes the use of Web Services Business Process Execution
Language (WS-BPEL) business processes, business state machines, and many
other product features. Four solutions are described, each adhering to a
separate pattern. Each solution describes the architectural considerations for
designing the solution and step-by-step instructions for building the scenario.
The team that wrote this redbook
This redbook was produced by a team of specialists from around the world
working at the International Technical Support Organization (ITSO), Raleigh
Center.
Martin Keen is a Senior IT Specialist at the ITSO, Raleigh Center. He writes
extensively about WebSphere products, service-oriented architecture (SOA), and
Patterns for e-business. He also teaches IBM classes worldwide about
WebSphere, SOA, and business process management. Before joining the ITSO,
Martin worked in the EMEA WebSphere Lab Services team in Hursley, United
Kingdom (U.K.). Martin holds a bachelor degree in computer studies from
Southampton Institute of Higher Education.
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Andy Garratt is an Integration Consultant at IBM Software Services for
WebSphere (ISSW) based in the U.K. He has fourteen years of experience in
software architecture, design and development working on client sites. His areas
of expertise include WebSphere integration software, SOA, business process
integration and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Before joining IBM,
Andy worked for a number of IBM Business Partners implementing large ERP
systems across most of Europe. Andy holds a degree in natural sciences from
the University of Durham.
Ed Grossman is a Technical Enablement Architect based in Austin, Texas,
although he spends a lot of time working with independent software vendors
(ISVs) across the United States. He has over 20 years of experience in software
architecture, design, and development. Prior to joining IBM two years ago, he
held various technical roles at small companies and a few universities. His areas
of expertise include Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE™), business
process integration, and the use of the WebSphere platform by software vendors.
Ed has a master degree in computer science from the University of Washington.
Dennis Stilhoff is a Consulting IT Specialist at IBM Global Business Services in
Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an IBM Certified IT Specialist and has 16 years of
experience in application architecture, design, and development. His areas of
expertise include J2EE, business process integration, WebSphere Process
Server, SOA, and Web services. Dennis holds a degree in business
administration and mathematics from the Copenhagen Business School,
Denmark.
Torsten Wilms is an IT Specialist for IBM Software Group Germany. Since 2005,
he has worked within the WebSphere Solution Center in the development
laboratory in Boeblingen, Germany, where he provides expert knowledge about
the newest versions of WebSphere Process Server. After obtaining his degree in
Business Information Systems, he joined IBM in 2001 and started at the AMS
World Wide Beta Test Site, which is part of the IBM SAP Customer Competence
Center. He also has experience with SAP and IBM WebSphere integration
scenarios. Torsten coauthored the redbook WebSphere Business Integration for
SAP, SG24-6354, published in 2005.
Dan Zrobok is a Staff Software Developer from the IBM Toronto Lab. He has
been a member of the WebSphere Studio Application Developer Integration
Edition and WebSphere Integration Developer development team for five years.
For version 6.0, he was a user interface developer on the Integration Test Client
team. Dan holds a degree in software engineering from McMaster University.

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