1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 5, 2007 3:50 PM by Chuck Adams

    I find no answers!

    Pedro Rolo Newbie


      I have been trying for a few days to create an application, sort of a technology proof, to be presented at work.
      We have an application, composed of several HTML screens, which needs to be controlled in terms of workflow.
      For this, I am trying to use a prototype made with Seam. The idea is to have a set of tasks which, in turn, execute an existant class, let it present a generated screen, accept the return from the screen (Commit button) and move on to the next task.
      I have explored the examples in seam, especially the todo and dvd demos, but they don't seem to do what I need, they mainly deal with variables and present them in existant screens.
      Hence, my question. For my needs, is Seam/JBpm the correct tool (and any clues on how to use it), or should I look elsewhere.

      Thank you in advance!

        • 1. Re: I find no answers!
          Chuck Adams Novice

          A lot of this depends on your specific application: if the set of tasks is a fixed "wizard" workflow, then you can probably get by with conversations alone (using manual flush mode if it involves editing "live" entities). If your tasks themselves are varying or defined by complex business logic or performed by multiple users, then jBPM sounds like just the thing.

          I'm just dipping my toes into jbpm myself, but there's quite a lot of docs here: http://docs.jboss.org/jbpm/v3/userguide/

          The dvdstore example unfortunately has some really trivial business processes ... it'd be nice to think of some other longer-running processes. Maybe some simple supply chain processes like reordering/restocking? I'd take a shot at it myself, but as I mentioned, I'm a newbie to most of this stuff myself.