Tuesday, February 21, 2012

JBoss BRMS / BPMS event London (March 8th)

I'll be doing a jBPM talk and demo on the upcoming Drools & jBPM event in London. Register now for this free event, limited spaces !

Join Red Hat on Thursday 8th March, London, to learn how Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) and Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) can help businesses leverage technology more effectively and increase productivity. Enterprise Open Source is leading the way with powerful capabilities and a industry-leading innovation.

In this half-day technical seminar join Red Hat to learn about:
  • Understand the capabilities of JBoss BRMS and BPMS
  • See how Open Source can drive innovation in areas such as CEP and Planning
  • See examples of production deployments
  • Understand the Technology roadmap
The technical sessions will be lead by Mark Proctor, Red Hat's Worldwide Technical Lead for BRMS & BPMS.

Who Should Attend
Architects and Developers who want to understand what is possible with Open Source BRMS and BPMS.

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We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 8th March

JBoss Red Hat Team UK

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When and Where
Thursday 8th March


Registration, tea and coffee

Introduction/ Welcome

Rules, Events & Processes: the Open Source way
Mark Proctor - Worldwide Technical Lead for BRMS & BPMS, Red Hat

Decision Tables
Michael Anstis, JBoss Core Developer, Red Hat

Tea/Coffee Break

BPMN2 and jBPM5
Kris Verlaenen, JBoss Core Developer, Red Hat

Solving Planning Problems
Geoffrey de Smet, JBoss Core Developer, Red Hat

Case Studies

Lunch and Networking

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Webinar on jBPM 5 (February 22nd)

We're planning a new webinar on the latest features of jBPM 5 and a preview of some of the upcoming features next week. Register now !

jBPM 5: Redefined, Simplified, and the Open Source BPM

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jBPM is one of the most popular open source BPM/workflow solutions on the market. Over the years it has been widely adopted by many enterprises due to its many unique characteristics, such as:
  • a lightweight footprint
  • an embeddable engine
  • its ease of use
jBPM 5 has taken these unique characteristics to the next level by adopting the popular BPMN 2 standard. BPMN 2 is not only the choice of standard for modeling, but also the choice for native execution.

jBPM 5 is a redefined BPM implementation that is further simplified for ease of use and offers flexibility in meeting wider enterprise needs. This webinar will discuss many of the key functionalities and future direction of jBPM 5, including:
  • BPMN 2 based process modeling using rich web based designer and Eclipse editor
  • Human interaction based on the WS-HT standard
  • Process monitoring and debugging
  • Support plan through JBoss’ enterprise product
You will also learn how to build adaptive business processes by leveraging the combined power of business rules, business events, and processes.


PrakashAradhya-200Prakash Aradhya, Sr. Product Manager, Red Hat
Prakash Aradhya is responsible for driving the product strategy and roadmap for JBoss Enterprise BRMS and BPM products. He has over 15 years of experience in product development and product management in the middleware software industry. Prior to his focus on the BRMS and BPM products, Prakash was responsible for JBoss Developer Platform product management which included JBoss Developer Studio. Prior to joining Red Hat, Prakash worked at Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle) as SOA Product Manager for the Sun Java CAPS product.

Kris VerlaenenKris Verlaenen, jBPM 5 Project Lead
Kris Verlaenen leads the jBPM 5 effort and is also one of the core developers of the Drools project, to which he started contributing in 2006. After finishing his PhD in Computer Science in 2008, he joined JBoss full-time and became the Drools Flow lead. He has a keen interest in the healthcare domain, one of the areas that have already shown to have a great need for a unified process, rule and event processing framework.

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  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 14:00 UTC / 9am (New York) / 3pm (Paris) / 7:30pm (Mumbai)
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | 19:00 UTC / 2pm (New York) / 8pm (Paris) / *Thur 12:30am (Mumbai)

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Monday, February 13, 2012

jBPM talk at Atlanta JBUG

Tihomir will be talking about jBPM at the Atlanta JBUG on February 29th at 6:30pm at the Shadow-Soft HQ. The talk is going to be close to 2 hours so he will have plenty of time to go through slides but more importantly demos and of course Q&A. If you are in that Atlanta area and want to get a good feel about jBPM5 check out the Atl-JBUG talk page. Hope to see you there :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Welcome Alexandre Porcelli

Alexandre Porcelli has joined the Drools & jBPM team today. Alexandre is an Antlr guru and also leads the Open Spotlight project, http://porcelli.github.com/OpenSpotLight/.

Alexandre will initially be helping out on the Guvnor work for jBPM, then in a few months time we hope that he'll lead our work around distributed computing.

Alexendre lives in sunny Brazil, you can read more about him here, http://porcelli.com.br/.

Friday, February 3, 2012


This weekend is FOSDEM'12 (February 4-5th), the biggest FREE conference, in Brussels (Belgium) and Marco will be giving a presentation + demo on jBPM (focusing on the web-designer mostly). So if you don't have anything to do already this weekend (yes, it is during the weekend, so no excuses you need to be at work ;)), or if you're at FOSDEM already, go and check it out !

From his blog:

FOSDEM is the “Free and Open Source Software Developers Meeting” and it’s happening this weekend in Brussels. It’s a fairly large conference (5000-10000 attendees) covering all sorts of free software.

And I’ve been working on a presentation for it about jBPM Designer this week. Putting a presentation together can sometimes be more work than you expect — hmm, maybe more work than I expected then, at the least.

Here, good readers, is a link to a description of the presentation. Geoffrey De Smet, another core Drools/jBPM developer, is doing the first half the presentation on Guvnor, which Designer integrates into. You can find his blog post about it here. He’s also the lead developer on the Drools Planner project which I like. “You should check it out” are the words that you just read and that you already knew were coming.

A good friend of mine who’s somewhat of an expert in learning told me that all presentations and trainings should attempt to pose one question to the viewers and answer it. In this presentation, my question is

How do we let business analysts to do their work well (so that they leave the business software developers alone)?

It’s a question which I have at times found very pertinent, even though I have worked with some very good business analysts.

Designer is a great little web project that already is a polished, easily usable web application and integral part of Guvnor (from the jBPM standpoint) — and it’s getting better every day. In short, Tihomir (Surdilovic), who’s probably done most of the work on the project, has added lots of little nice features that make it easy to develop a (BPMN 2.0) process. The Guvnor integration means that, as Tiho put it, Guvnor becomes a “one-stop shop” for developing, storing and deploying processes.

You can just open up Guvnor (in a browser), create a new process, edit it, save it, build the package and then go directly to jbpm-console and BAM!, start your process. That’s kinda nice.. !

In my presentation, I’ll go over the background of BPM, BPMN and JBPM (if you’re attending, please practice saying that 10 times quickly), some of the main features of Designer, and then give a quick (max 10 minute?) demo. We might finish a few minutes early — depending on questions.