[jboss-user] [JBoss jBPM] - jBPM Evaluation Confusion
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Thu Nov 15 11:02:46 EST 2007
I have very little experience working with professional workflow engines...I do have alot of experience developing jsp's, servlets, JEE, etc.
I'm having trouble understanding jBPM from a technical standpoint.
At the company I work for, we have an internal JEE application that runs on Tomcat. It was built about 5 years ago using JSP and servlet technology with custom workflow. The application functions as a critical internal business process with employees interacting from several departments.
It uses a set of database tables to dynamically determine the workflow. The app is very primitive to say the least, however, it has become a critical component for the business. Fast forward to 2007, there are many problems with the application and we are considering a complete overhaul using a professional workflow product.
Since we are a Java shop (open-source first), there has been alot of talk about jBPM. Here is a set of questions I can't seem to find the answers to:
1. Our current app has about 30 jsp screens... Does jBPM automatically generate new jsp's ?
2. How is a JEE app incorporated with jBPM?
3. Are we required to use the web-app that is shown in the jBPM demo? The demo sets up a basic process for requesting vacation time, then generates an app. Is this how a new app is created?
4. Is there a JEE sample application for jBPM ?
Hopefully you guys can help me clear the fog.
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