May 2nd, 2008, 02:06 PM
spring process definition - any projects yet?
A general question: - Is there spring project that deals with externalizing the interaction process between spring beans - some call it a business process too. But I am not talking about bpel engine, but rather something like jbpm.
May 2nd, 2008, 03:04 PM
As I understans, BPM tools such as jBPM are used for business logic and they hold data about a specific domain, not about application objects (controllers, services, repositories, etc) and they can save the state to a datastore. They are not tied to the application objects so you can use them with Spring as much as you can use them with EJB/Seam/any framework. The concept of business process does not apply to the Spring beans themselves, but to your domain.
If you need a flow engine which can be based on domain data from Spring beans - use Spring WebFlow.