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Paul Slater

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PBDJ Feature Story BPEL is a mystery to me. EbXML? Sorry, not a clue. These things, of course, are about defining and executing business rules and processes in enterprise application servers. On my travels through the world of PowerBuilder applications I've frequently come across the need for business rules to be implemented in the applications I've been working on. They often end up hard-coded in non-visual objects where they deny perhaps their most vital attribute: they should be dynamic and preferably user-editable. Although many projects to create applications have to implement business rules, they often don't or can't stretch to the industrial-strength servers supporting "languages" like BPEL and EbXML. As a result the business rules for the application end up written into the code, threatening the application's adaptability and so its future, and heralding a m... (more)