[jboss-user] [jBPM Users] - Re: [jBPM4] Synchronous process execution

kukeltje do-not-reply at jboss.com
Mon Oct 19 20:07:54 EDT 2009

you call it a process, I call it a micro-flow... or orchestration or...  what's in a name. You could also you bpel or something else for this. 

>From a nice article:

anonymous wrote : I already have a service execution pipeline, why do I need additional service orchestration mechanisms?
  | It might seem that that there is a lot of overlap between a service pipeline and service orchestration. In a nutshell, a service pipeline is a sequential orchestration of actions. The things that it does not support well, but are common orchestration requirements, are decisions, conditional transitions and parallel execution. Although technically you can do a lot these things as part of pipeline definition, it's not always easy. Our preference is to use a service pipeline for bringing together basic business functionality and additional infrastructure support, including data transformation, execution monitoring, etc and use jBPM for orchestration of these services.
  | Additional consideration for this choice can be deployment requirements. If the same action(s) is used in a lot of cases, it might make sense to separate it (them) into a separate service so that it will be deployed only once and use jBPM for orchestration.

The full article is an interesting read, but yes, it still is debatable.

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