Changing course slightly towards BRMS with BPM


With the IBM Certified Application Developer – WebSphere ILOG JRules V7.0 certificate and working with IBM WebSphere Business Process Management (WebSphere BPM) runtime and development environments on a daily basis, I thought I’d give BRMS and BPM a try with the products like IBM WebSphere Process Server (WPS) 7, IBM WebSphere Integration Developer (WID) 7 and IBM WebSphere ILOG JRules 7.

There’re a couple of cases where they meet business requirements very easily (and likely better than the other tandems) and so the course of the blog has changed slightly with focus on three products – ILOG JRules, WID and WPS – rather than one. I’m working with these products almost every day (on projects as a WebSphere consultant and/or as a course instructor) so it’d let me share the findings hoping there’re others out there who benefit from them too. There’s yet another idea to find some spare cycles and learn/compare with their open source alternatives – JBoss Rules (aka Drools) and Apache ODE (possibly JBoss jBPM, but I’m rather interested in WS-BPEL engines and am not sure if jBPM supports it).

Just to let you appreciate the “beauty” of IBM WebSphere Integration Developer 7, which is a integrated development environment (IDE) for IBM WebSphere Process Server, I’ve just stumbled upon a solution for my recent problem with installing it atop 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5. When you delete saved files for rollback, WID7 refuses to work – Business Integration perspective and view is not available after deleting saved files for rollback. The solution is quite simple – do not remove the files. Do less to do more and you’ll be fine – isn’t it a nice solution?! 🙂

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