BPM, SOA & Cloud Integration
Quick Guide: BPM: Languages and Standards
Languages and Standards
Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) is a widely used language for designing
and controlling BPM applications. WS-BPEL 2.0, the current version, is thoroughly
explained in terms of history, design goals, evolution and more in this informative
Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is another flavor of business process
modeling language. While quite different from BPEL, BPMN is sometimes used as
a graphical front-end for BPEL. Learn more about the scope, features, practical
uses and more regarding BPMN here.
The third of the major BPM languages, XML Process Definition Language (XPDL)
isn't really mutually exclusive. In fact, BPEL and XPDL are complimentary standards
and can easily coexist. So why is it sometimes relegated to second fiddle status
in the BPM arena? This article by The Process Factory CEO Jon Pyke explains
why XPDL can in fact be quite the workhorse.
BPM, Collaboration, and Choreography (CoverPages)
This extensive OASIS-hosted report is your one-stop-shop for the latest on Business
Process standards, specifications and references. Get up to speed on everything
from BPEL4WS and WSFL to the latest updates by specific OASIS technical committees.
Business Modeling &
Integration Domain Task Force (BMI)
The standards body formerly known as the Business Process Management Initiative
(BPMI) has now merged with OMG to form BMI DTF. The new organization continues
to work for standardized BPM specs and invites participation by all BPM professionals.
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