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From Julian <cerebr...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Apache Agila : BPM engine
Date Fri, 01 Oct 2004 13:45:25 GMT
Geir,

I have been evaluating BPM for some time now, and was
just about to implement one when this happened.  I am
now very curious and excited to see how Gluecode's
engine was constructed.  There is little documentation
on Gluecode's site so I would greatly appreciate any
answers you can give to the following:

1) Does the engine run standalone or in a servlet
container?
2) What process definition languages are supported
(i.e. XPDL, BPEL-WS, etc.)?
3) Is there a graphical process designer?
4) Is there a webapp that can be prototyped? If so,
can it manage "process driven wizards" (i.e. affect
the page flow based on decisions made by the engine)?
5) Does the code support any of Wil van der Aalst's
patterns
(http://tmitwww.tm.tue.nl/research/patterns/)? If so
how many?

Again, please feel free to answer any of my questions.
 I apologize for not being patient, but I find this
terribly exciting!!

-Julian

--- Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@4quarters.com> wrote:

> 
> On Sep 30, 2004, at 7:12 AM, Endre Stølsvik wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> >
> > | All,
> > |
> > | The Jakarta PMC has voted to accept in Jakarta
> the contribution of a
> > | BPM engine from Gluecode, my employer, and I am
> starting the basic 
> > work
> > | of getting it into [and out of] incubation.
> >
> > BPM.. Rite.
> >
> > DJ-lingo: "Beats Per Minute"
> > Some journal: "British Postgraduate Musicology"
> > BSD: "BSD Ports Manipulator"
> >
> > Here we got it, I guess: "Business Process
> Management" ?
> >
> > Sounds cool! What is it?
> 
> BPM is the [IMO] overused, general term for a whole
> host of 
> technologies and systems to automate business
> processes.  In this case, 
> it's a small execution engine and simple services
> that process 
> 'workflows'.
> 
> A workflow, or business process, is a set of
> activities and tasks that 
> are connected to complete a larger task.  For
> example, processing a 
> loan application may take may people many steps, and
> a workflow system 
> allows that step sequence to be constructed and
> executed.
> 
> it will be easier to explain when I get the code in
> there.  I'm offline 
> this weekend, but we're working on moving the code
> to teh Apache 
> license, doing the paperwork, and will be bringing
> the code here ASAP.
> 
> geir
> 
> >
> > Endre
> >
> >
> >
>
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> -- 
> Geir Magnusson Jr                                 
> +1-203-665-6437
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