Friday, December 18, 2009

jBPM goes BPMN!

What is BPMN2?
Basically, the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) started out a pure graphical notation standard for business processes, maintained by the Object Management Group (OMG). Version 2.0, which currently is in beta, adds execution semantics to the specification and this is of course where it gets interesting for jBPM.

The primary benefit of BPMN2 is that it is a standard accepted by the IT industry, which means that process models become portable (graphical and execution-wise) across process engines such as jBPM. Since process executions are the raison-d-ĂȘtre of jBPM, it is only natural we are now investing in BPMN2. People who are familiar with JPDL (the current native language of jBPM) will have generally no difficulties in learning the BPMN2 language, as many constructs and concepts are shared. In fact, from a high-level point of view, BPMN2 and JPDL are in concept solving the same problem

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