Web Service Security on BiPRO Day

At the upcoming BiPRO day on 11.June 2013 I am going to give a presentation introducing the most important standards in the area of web service security. The aim is to show the purpose of the standards and how they work together to create secure and interoperable message based web service solutions.

About BiPRO . . . → Read More: Web Service Security on BiPRO Day

Integrated Process Management with Open Source

If you ever tried to create an execution environment to automate business- or integration processes based on Open Source products, you know that this is not an easy task. Although Open Source products like Activiti or Apache Camel are of high quality, they do not run with production grade quality out-of-the-box. For serious usage scenarios . . . → Read More: Integrated Process Management with Open Source

Business Process Evolution and Versioning

(Automated) business processes evolve over time! And they usually evolve faster than IT systems do. So how can business process changes be delivered to the users quickly?

Let’s look at an example: Assume we have a process for vacation planning for the staff of a large company. Initially the process was automated based on the . . . → Read More: Business Process Evolution and Versioning

Agile Process Management with Open Source

Are you interested to know how to combine process management, agility and Open Source software? Then the roadshow Agile Process Management with Open Source is for you. It is going to take place in several German cities during autumn 2012. I am going to present ways to achive efficiency in the area of process automation . . . → Read More: Agile Process Management with Open Source

Combining Groovy and XSLT for Data Transformation

In the blog post Beautiful Transformations with Groovy I described how easy it is to create data transformations with Groovy. But sometimes organisations invested massively in XSLT transformation and want to reuse their existing XSLT templates. Read on for an an example that shows how to do that.

Assume we want to transform the following . . . → Read More: Combining Groovy and XSLT for Data Transformation

Agility through Business Process Automation?

Sometimes business process automation (BPA) is described as the silver bullet to improve agility and time to market. Especially large vendors spend huge amounts of marketing budget to promote their BPM tool suites, “360 Degree”- and “Zero Code”-approaches.

But why does BPM increasy agility? Is it really easier to adapt processes to business changes if . . . → Read More: Agility through Business Process Automation?

BPMN 2.0 Model Interchange with Enterprise Architect, Signavio Modeler and Activiti Designer

I have been using the Enterprise Architect modeling tool for many projects. I like the tool especially due to its quick modeling capabilities and productivity. Therefore is ideal for workshops with participants from IT and business. Performing live modeling together with the domain experts is a very efficient approach to gather accurate information related to . . . → Read More: BPMN 2.0 Model Interchange with Enterprise Architect, Signavio Modeler and Activiti Designer

Beautiful Transformations with Groovy

Data transformations are the daily business in ETL and ESB scenarios. If you have a service- or business process boundary it is very likely that data has to be transformed between different representation. Typical integration scenarios have to deal with a huge amount of different formats (flat file, xml, csv, json, even binary). To make . . . → Read More: Beautiful Transformations with Groovy

The Future of ServiceMix

In the ServiceMix forum there is an interesting debate going on about the Future of ServiceMix. I’ve collected some quotes from the thread. I know it is sometimes dangerous to cite people without giving the full context, but I think it helps to get a rough idea about the direction in which ServiceMix is heading. . . . → Read More: The Future of ServiceMix

Combining Activiti and Camel?

It seems that that ServiceMix/Camel and Activiti are growing together as you can read in the blog post Supersize Activiti with Mule ESB and Apache Camel and Deploy Activiti as OSGi Bundles

Activiti has its roots in business process management, whereas Camel comes from the area of enterprise integration. Both allow to describe and automate . . . → Read More: Combining Activiti and Camel?