Welcome to BPEL XML.org.

This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the WS-BPEL OASIS Standard and related specifications. BPEL uses Web services standards to describe business process activities as Web services, defining how they can be composed to accomplish specific tasks. This is a community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content.

IDS Scheer AG: ARIS SOA Architect

A service-oriented architecture (SOA) starts and ends with a company’s business processes. Enterprises can only adapt quickly to new market requirements if their business processes are properly modeled and then translated into technical services in a structured fashion. ARIS SOA Architect enables users to design an SOA based on the business processes deployed in the various departments.

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SOA World: "A Close Look at BPEL 2.0"

The BPEL4WS 1.1 specification was submitted to OASIS back in 2004 and after three years of work by one of the largest technical committees at OASIS, WS-BPEL 2.0 finally became an OASIS standard on April 12, 2007. While adoption of the BPEL language has not been gated by the 2.0 standard or the OASIS stamp of approval - there are thousands of successful BPEL projects and deployments today - the formal publication of the standard is an important milestone and will further accelerate BPEL's adoption and vendor support.

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InfoQ: "An Introduction to Apache ODE"

Apache ODE ("Orchestation Director Engine") aims to produce an implementation of the WS-BPEL 2.0 standard suitable for embedding in a generic runtime context. ODE recently graduated from incubation to a fully-fledged top-level project and had its first release since leaving incubation. This note provides a nickel tour and teaser for ODE along with some BPEL concepts in the form of deploying and executing a simple process.

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