jbpm白皮书

转载 2007年09月23日 18:46:00

JBoss jBPM is a flexible, extensible workflow management system. JBoss jBPM has an intuitive process language to express business processes graphically in terms of tasks, wait states for asynchronous communication, timers, automated actions,... To bind these operations together, JBoss jBPM has the most powerful and extensible control flow mechanism.

JBoss jBPM has minimal dependencies and can be used as easy as using a java library. But it can also be used in environments where extreme throughput is crucial by deploying it on a J2EE clustered application server.

JBoss jBPM can be configured with any database and it can be deployed on any application server.

1.1. Overview

The core workflow and BPM functionality is packaged as a simple java library. This library includes a service to store, update and retrieve process information from the jBPM database.

Figure 1.1. Overview of the JBoss jBPM components

1.2. The JBoss jBPM starter kit

The starter kit is a download that contains all the jBPM components bundled in one easy download. The download includes:

  • jbpm-server, a preconfigured jboss application server.

  • jbpm-designer, the eclipse plugin for authoring jBPM processes graphically.

  • jbpm-db, the jBPM database compatibility package (see below).

  • jbpm, the core jbpm component including the libs and this userguide.

  • jbpm-bpel, a reference to the JBoss jBPM BPEL extension.

The preconfigured JBoss application server has the following components installed :

  • The core jBPM component, packaged as a service archive

  • An integrated database with the jBPM tables: the default hypersonic database that contains the jBPM tables and already contains a process.

  • The jBPM console web application that can be used by process participants as well as jBPM administrators.

  • The jBPM scheduler for the execution of timers. The scheduler is configured in the starters kit as a servlet. The servlet will spawn a thread to monitor and execute the timers.

  • One example process is already deployed into the jBPM database.

1.3. The JBoss jBPM graphical process designer

JBoss jBPM also includes a graphical designer tool. The designer is a graphical tool for authoring business processes.

The JBoss jBPM graphical process designer is an eclipse plugin. A standalone installation of the designer tool is on the roadmap.

The most important feature of the graphical designer tool is that it includes support for both the tasks of the business analyst as well as the technical developer. This enables a smooth transition from business process modelling to the practical implementation.

The plugin is available as a local update site (plain zip file) for installation via the standard eclipse software updates mechanism. And there is also a feature package that you can unzip in your eclipse home directory.

1.4. The JBoss jBPM core component

The JBoss jBPM core component is the plain java (J2SE) software for managing process definitions and the runtime environment for execution of process instances.

JBoss jBPM is a java library. As a consequence, it can be used in any java environment like e.g. a webapplication, a swing application, an EJB, a webservice,... The jBPM library can also be packaged and exposed as a stateless session EJB. This allows clustered deployment and scalability for extreme high throughput. The stateless session EJB will be written against the J2EE 1.3 specifications so that it is deployable on any application server.

The JBoss jBPM core component is packaged as a simple java library archive. Depending on the functionalities that you use, the library jbpm-3.0.jar has some dependencies on other third party libraries such as e.g. hibernate, dom4j and others. Those dependencies are clearly documented in Chapter 5, Deployment

For its persistence, jBPM uses hibernate internally. Apart from traditional O/R mapping, hibernate also resolves the SQL dialect differences between the different databases, making jBPM portable across all current databases.

The JBoss jBPM API can be accessed from any custom java software in your project, like e.g. your web application, your EJB's, your web service components, your message driven beans or any other java component.

1.5. The JBoss jBPM console web application

The jBPM console web application serves two purposes. First, it serves as a central user interface for interacting with runtime tasks generated by the process executions. And secondly, it is an administration and monitoring console that allows to inspect and manipulate runtime instances.

1.6. The JBoss jBPM identity component

JBoss jBPM can integrate with any company directory that contains users and other organisational information. But for projects where no organisational information component is readily available, JBoss jBPM includes this component. The model used in the identity component is richer then the traditional servlet-, ejb- and portlet models.

For more information, see Section 9.9, “The identity component”

1.7. The JBoss jBPM scheduler

The JBoss jBPM scheduler is a component for monitoring and executing timers that are scheduled during process executions.

The timer component software is packaged in the core jbpm library, but it needs to be deployed in one of the following environments: either you have to configure the scheduler servlet to spawn the monitoring thread or you have to start up a separate JVM with the scheduler main.

1.8. The JBoss jBPM database compatibility package

The JBoss jBPM database compatibility package is a download package that contains all the information, drivers and scripts to get jBPM running on your database of choice.

1.9. The JBoss jBPM BPEL extension

The JBoss jBPM BPEL extension is a separatly packaged extension that extends jBPM with support for BPEL. The essence of BPEL is an xml scripting language for writing web services in terms of other web services.

 

 

什么是白皮书?

现在生活中,我们天天听到很多新的名词和术语,其中的绝大多数我们都耳熟能详。然而,其中的很多含义,我们未必真的很清楚。例如,什么“转”(念zhuai第三声)啦,“囧”的,也许你用过这些词,也别人也能知道...
  • shangyichen
  • shangyichen
  • 2010年08月16日 20:55
  • 7272

Java 白皮书

-- Start Java 白皮书(White Papers) 是 Java 的设计者编写的用来解释设计初衷的指导纲领,我们可以在下面的链接中找到它. http://java.sun.co...
  • shangboerds
  • shangboerds
  • 2012年04月19日 14:05
  • 2317

区块链uc berkeley白皮书总结

区块链uc berkeley白皮书总结 区块链本质上是,记录了所有交易或者数字事件的分布式数据库,也可以认为是一部公共账簿,可以由所用的参与方访问并且记录。而账簿上每一笔交易的添加,需要通过整个交易体...
  • pony_maggie
  • pony_maggie
  • 2017年01月14日 22:28
  • 3126

Spring mybatis jbpm 支持多数据源配置

一、springMVC配置文件
  • z1012890225
  • z1012890225
  • 2014年11月14日 17:58
  • 1066

对JBPM的一些理解,很有用处

下面是作者对一些JBPM的理解,很有用处 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
  • hxmcGu
  • hxmcGu
  • 2007年04月18日 10:39
  • 3178

虚拟币开发专题(山寨币白皮书如何起稿)

区块链爱好者(QQ:53016353) 为了中和供给、需求和流动性的冲击,另一种辅助的稳定机制同时存在:抵押品赎回。 每一个贷券总是被至少150%价值的抵押品担保并背书,这些抵押品的种类也是事...
  • jQQ53016353
  • jQQ53016353
  • 2017年08月13日 14:13
  • 780

中本聪比特币白皮书和开发者指南中英文版

中本聪(Satoshi Nakamoto)比特币白皮书英文版和中文版 比特币开发者指南英文版和中文版 github链接...
  • nuptuser
  • nuptuser
  • 2017年06月04日 15:47
  • 10923

比特币白皮书 英文版本 在线版

比特币白皮书 英文版本 在线版
  • huangzfone
  • huangzfone
  • 2017年12月05日 14:59
  • 347

JBPM外接任务表单简述

作者:   gsccnu JBPM外接任务表单简述          目前我看过采用JBPM的工作流有web-console (J...
  • jbpm_bpm
  • jbpm_bpm
  • 2007年11月11日 16:16
  • 1633

JBPM——MyEclipse开发环境搭建

刚开始接触JBPM不知道怎么在项目中应用,查了一些资料,大致对JBPM的开发有了一些了解。首先JBPM是JBoss企业中间件平台的一个组成部分,是一个灵活的,易扩展的工作流管理系统,只不过这个系统不像...
  • leimengyuanlian
  • leimengyuanlian
  • 2014年10月27日 11:48
  • 3064
内容举报
返回顶部
收藏助手
不良信息举报
您举报文章: jbpm白皮书
举报原因:
原因补充:

(最多只允许输入30个字)