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Microprocess Consequences by Jan Kettenis

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In a previous blog article I introduced the Microprocess Architecture. The article below discusses the consequences of maintaining, managing and running applications that are build according to this architecture.

We are applying the Microprocess Architecture to some 4 Dynamic Process applications that are being built with the Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) for some one and a half year already, but none of them went production so far. We can clearly see the benefits of applying the Microprocess Architecture, but also realize the consequences. I have addressed most of these with some pointers for dealing with them in a follow-up article on the subject.

As the go-live date slowly but inevitably is nearing, people obviously start wondering what the consequences regarding maintaining, managing and running such applications mean in the context of OIC. The below discusses this, referring to a “business process” as the main application that is made up by a collection of microprocesses.

The following picture shows the core concepts of the Microprocess Architecture in the context of a case application: The case application with its activities is separated from the components that do the “actual work”: the microprocesses. The case application does only the choreography and therefore is restricted to rule logic. The microprocesses are relatively small and simple stand-alone process application doing service calls and handling human tasks. Read the complete article here.

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