Application Development for IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 and Enterprise Service Bus 7: Build SOA-Based Flexible, Economical, and Efficient Applications

  • 5h 50m
  • Salil Ahuja, Swami Chandrasekaran
  • Packt Publishing
  • 2010

By adopting an SOA approach in Business Process Management (BPM), you can make your application flexible, reusable, and adaptable to new developments. The SOA approach also gives you the potential to lower costs (from reuse), and increase revenue (from adaptability and flexibility). However, integrating basic SOA constructs (such as Process, Business Services, and Components) and core building blocks of BPM (such as Process Modeling and Enterprise Service Bus) in a real-world application can be challenging.

This book introduces basic concepts of Business Integration, SOA Fundamentals, and SOA Programming Model and implements them in numerous examples. It guides you to building an Order Management application from scratch using the principles of Business Process Management and Service Oriented Architecture and using WebSphere Process Server (WPS) and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB). The various detailed aspects, features, and capabilities of the product are conveyed through examples

We begin with essential concepts on Business Integration, SOA Fundamentals and SOA Programming Model. Then we set up the development environment to build your first Hello Process and Hello Mediation applications.

Gradually, we build an SOA-based Order Management Application. We cover important aspects and functions of WPS and WESB with numerous practical examples. We show how to analyze your application's business requirements and check if an SOA approach is appropriate for your project. Then you do a top-down decomposition of your application and identify its use cases, business processes, and services.

Having built the SOA Application, we introduce you to various non-functional topics, including: Administration, Governance, Management, Monitoring, and Security. We also discuss deployment topologies for WPS and WESB, performance tuning, and recommended practices.

A practical guide to creating, developing, and analyzing project modules and examining deployment topologies for WPS and WESB

About the Authors

Swami Chandrasekaran works for IBM as an Industry Executive Architect for its Software Group - Industry Solutions. He provides architectural leadership for IBM tooling / product suite and works with its global customers in delivery of best in class solutions. His expertise includes next-generation networks, OSS/BSS, SOA, Dynamic BPM and modern web based architectures, and TM Forum Frameworx (NGOSS). He has travelled to almost 24 countries and is constantly sought after within the company for his technical leadership and client skills. His credits include technical and strategic interface with various senior executive and institutions, including Fortune 100/500 companies and international clients. He is the SME & co-Lead Architect for the WebSphere Telecom Content Pack.

He has presented at several conferences, authored articles within IBM, articles featured in "BearingPoint Institute for Thought Leadership" and also hold's several patent disclosures. He previously worked for BearingPoint and also for Ericsson Wireless Research. He hold's a Master's in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, Arlington.

Salil Ahuja currently works for IBM as a Technical Lead in their AIM Customer Programs group. He has been working in the IT industry for over eight years in a variety of positions ranging from development to client services. As a certified IBM SOA Designer, he has spent the majority of his career consulting with large healthcare players on the design, implementation, and delivery of standards-based enterprise SOA solutions. In his current role, he works with premium IBM clients to educate and enable them on the leading edge technologies within the IBM Business Process Management portfolio. Salil is a sought after expert on HIPAA and Health Level 7 Clinical Data Architecture, and has presented to various IBM labs on healthcare information exchange in the provider payer space.

In this Book

  • Introducing IBM BPM and ESB
  • Installing the Development Environment
  • Building Your Hello Process Project
  • Building Your Hello Mediation Project
  • Business Process Choreography Fundamentals
  • Mediations Fundamentals
  • Sales Fulfillment Application for JungleSea Inc.
  • Walk the Talk
  • Building the Order Handling Processes
  • Integration with Various Applications
  • Business Space
  • Deployment Topologies
  • Management, Monitoring, and Security