Stephen Morris in his article ““BPEL: The Next Big Thing in Software?” takes a closer look a Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) with reference to Service-oriented architecture (SOA).
He says that although SOA has been around for years, a lack of a standard flexible business process definition and execution language has hindered the migration from monolithic/custom applications to the more dynamic requirements of our volatile times.
He then looks at BPEL syntax and an example to demonstrate why BPEL could be the next big thing in software. He concludes the article by saying that “A solid knowledge of BPEL is probably a good investment!”.
Roel Stalman, in a recent interview with IndicThreads said that “If you haven’t taken BPEL for a spin yet, I highly recommend that you give it a try. BPEL is a very powerful language, which is why it’s at the heart of the most sophisticated SOA solutions around. And more importantly, BPEL is really fun to develop. Try out the Oracle BPEL Process Manager with its visual BPEL designer. You will be up and running in 20 minutes.”
S Satyamoorthy in his article Simplified BPM integration with JBoss jBPM tell us how JBoss has implemented the BPEL specification as an extension to JBoss jBPM and how you could use jBPM to orchestrate business processes using industry-standard Business Process Execution Language (BPEL).
So is BPEL really the next big thing in software?
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