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[jwt-dev] More on JWT4SCOrWare
- From: Marc Dutoo <marc.dutoo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 19:04:43 +0200
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Here is some fodder about JWT4SCOrWare I wrote for the future website.
May be useful for the article, the presentation...
JWT4SCOrWare aims to prove, using SCA, that Open Source, BPM and SOA are
a match in heaven that solves traditional BPM pitfalls, and brings
together orchestration and workflow paradigms.
Historically, BPM promised to the entreprise to bring improved
productivity, improved business monitoring, and business flexibility -
by adapting to changes in business practices. However, its concrete
implementations have been hardly quick and easy successes, mainly
because they have been hampered by two rampant problems :
* the BPM Babel Tower issue : (too) many incompatible paradigms,
standards, implementations, tooling drives ease of integration
down whereas BPM should foster it. Proprietary vendors didn't have
any incentive in solving it, because it kept competition out. The
answer is focus on openness, standards, integration specifications
and interoperability tools, which the JWT community aims to provide.
* evolution of the entreprise Information System : unmanaged System
Information integration meant that whenever a BPM-integrated
business application was deployed in a new version (which could be
as simple as removing a column in a database), impacted BPM
processes were in risk of not working anymore, with losses in
business as a consequence. Proprietary vendors had less of an
incentive in solving it, because it brought them a steady stream
of incoming business, and anyway it just was not their job to do.
The answer is loosely coupled integration and information system
governance, which SOA provides.
As an Open Source SOA service platform, SCOrWare Frascati brings
meaningful benefits to the" JWT for SOA" vision :
* as an implementation of the SCA specifications, it is based on
acknowledged standards, as well as being an heterogeneous, non
intrusive answer to SOA
* thanks to its SCA-provided unified service model, integrating
Frascati once in a business process engine allows it to call
services using any kind of supported protocols (Java, Web
* being built on top of the OW2 Fractal component model, the service
component model is at the heart of its architecture, making it
flexible and extensible, IoC and AOP benefits being at the door
* its efficiency relies on renowned, robust Open Source components,
like Apache CXF.
Last but not least, JWT4SCOrWare brings a unique integration of SCA
service orchestration within workflows (business processes involving
human operators). This feature relies on JWT4xxx, a framework designed
to, as easily and as compliant to standards as it can be, integrate a
Java service platform within a Java business process engine.
JWT4SCOrWare builds on it to achieve integration with the OW2 / Bull
Bonita 3 workflow engine.