Workflow Guide

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JBoss jBPM is a flexible, extensible framework for process languages. jPDL is one process language that is build on top of that common framework. It is an intuitive process language to express business processes graphically in terms of tasks, wait states for asynchronous communication, timers, automated actions,... To bind these operations together, jPDL has the most powerful and extensible control flow mechanism.

Nota idea.png See a example execution of a workflow at Sample Workflow Execution.

jPDL has minimal dependencies and can be used as easy as using a java library. But it can also be used in environments where extreme throughput is crucial by deploying it on a J2EE clustered application server. jPDL can be configured with any database and it can be deployed on any application server.

Nota clasica.png When you develop a workflow you also need some OpenKM classes to make API calls. You can download OpenKM source code from SourceForge (take a look at Developer Guide) and add this project as a dependency or download File:OpenKM-classes.jar which contains all the compiled OpenKM classes.

Here you have some links with documentation and tutorials:

Also there are some interesting books: