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Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook by Lucas Jellema

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Chapter 5First Steps with BPEL and the Database Adapter

Chapter 3 introduced the SOA Suite and explained how it implements an SCA container according to the Service-Component Architecture. We develop composite applications in JDeveloper that we can then deploy to and run in the SOA Suite. These applications typically expose public Web Services that clients can invoke. Internally they consist of service components that do the actual work. SOA Suite supports various types of service components, including Mediator, Java (Spring), Human Task, and Business Rule.

Another type of service component is introduced in this chapter: the BPEL Process service component. BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) is a programming language for creating a piece ...

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