Skip to main content

Red Hat JBoss Fuse - Invoking Process in JBoss BPM Suite using CXF-RS Client in Fuse

A week ago, I updated a demo on our JBoss Technology Evangelist Demo site, it is all about integrating JBoss Fuse the light weight integration ESB with JBoss BPM Suite, which allow enterprise to manage their business processes. For more information about integrating business process and ESB, please go back to one of my blog that talks about my thoughts on how they can be put together.

In this demo, I tried to showcase the technical side of how to put these two technology together. So here is how you do it.

  • Invoking Process in JBoss BPM Suite using CXF-RS Client in Fuse
  • Calling Restful services from process in JBoss BPM suite.

In JBoss BPM Suite 6.x we can make synchronize REST API calls to kick start, manage a business process and tasks in the process execution server, even retrieve result from it. here are some of the example queries you can make:

  • /runtime/{deploymentId}/process/{processDefId}/start
  • /runtime/{deploymentId}/workitem/{processItemId}/complete
  • /runtime/{deploymentId}/withvars/process/{processDefId}/start
  • /task/{taskId}/activate
  • /task/{taskId}/claim
  • /task/{taskId}/claimnextavailable
  • /task/{taskId}/complete

From JBoss Fuse integration side, we already have REST client component on Camel, so we can take advantage of that. First we are going to create an interface for the client, them setup the CXFRS Client,

<cxf:rsClient id="rsClient" address="{REST_URL}"
   loggingFeatureEnabled="true" >
    <bean class="org.apache.cxf.jaxrs.provider.JAXBElementProvider"/>
    <cxf:entry key="Charset" value="UTF-8"/>

In the above Example, I sending data with XML format, that's why I uses JAXB as my CXF provider. To send data into BPM suite execution server, you must have "map_" to begin with as your variable name. 
And after setting up the client, all we have to do is to reference it in our Camel route in Fuse. 

As for creating a REST API service for BPM process to call is even easier, we can now use the REST DSL that's new in JBoss Fuse 6.2 to set the REST endpoint
<rest path="/alert">
    <get uri="/richcust/{custName}/{amt}" produces="application/json">
      <to uri="direct:alert"/>

And in the process, all you have to do is to use the REST service task, 
And fill in the REST details like the URLs, methods you are using, such as GET or POST, also map the return output back to process.

And that's all! For more details codes, please find then under my Github 


Popular posts from this blog

JBoss EAP 6 - 效能調校 (一) DataSource 的 Connection Pool

效能沒有什麼Best Practice, 反正能調整的就那些。 通常,一個程式的效能大概有70-80% 都跟程式怎麼寫的其實比較有關係。

最近我最疼愛的小貓Puji 因為膀胱結石開刀的時候過世了,心情很差請原諒我的口氣沒有很好,也沒有心情寫部落格。

Puji R.I.P.



JBoss 的 SubsystemDatasource WebWeb Service EJB Hibernate JMSJCAJVM 調校OS (作業系統)

先來看一下 DataSource Subsystem, DataSource 的部分主要是針對Connection Pool 做調校。

通常,程式都會需要跟資料庫界接,電腦在本機,尤其是在記憶體的運算很快,但是一旦要外部的資源連接,就是會非常的耗資源。所以現在的應用程式伺服器都會有個Pool 放一些先連接好的 資料庫connection,當程式有需要的時候就可以馬上提供,而不用花那些多餘的資源去連接資料庫。

這就是為什麼要針對Connection Pool 去做調校。

以下會討論到的參數,都是跟效能比較有關係,Datasource 還有很多參數,像是檢核connection 是否正確的,我都不會提到。如果你追求的是非常快速的效能,那我建議你一個檢核都不要加。當然,這樣就會為伺服器上面執行的程式帶來風險。這就是你要在效能與正確,安全性上面的取捨了。 (套句我朋友說的話,不可能又要馬兒好,又要馬兒不吃草的..)

最重要的調校參數就是 Connection 的 Pool 數量。(也就是那個Pool 裡面要放幾條的connection.) 這個參數是每一個應用程式都不一樣的。


Connection Pool 最少會存留的connection 數量


Connection Pool 最多可以開啓的 connection 數量


事先將connection pool 裡面建立好min-pool-size 的connection.

我的建議是觀察一下平常程式要用到的量設定為 min-pool-size 。

Red Hat Fuse - Announcing Fuse 7 Tech preview 3 release.

Red Hat Fuse 7.0 technical preview three is out today! On the pathway to become one of the best cloud-native integration platform, Fuse gives developer freedom to choose how they want to develop the integration solution, where they want to deploy it and capabilities to address new integration personas that do not have development experience.
By supporting the three major runtime, developer is free to work on the runtime of their choice.By supporting standalone and cloud deployment, it simplifies the complexity to distinguish between these environments, allowing application to deploy freely among the environment of your choice. All levels of developers are welcome, you can either dive deep into creating customize complex integration logic, or using the new low code platform to quickly build a simple integration. In this Tech Preview release you get it all.
Fuse StandaloneSpring-boot for microserviceKaraf 4 for OSGi loverJBoss EAP for JavaEE developersFuse on OpenShiftPlugins for easy co…

The rise of Agile Integration, Integration is not DEAD nor LAME!

I wanted to blog about this for a very long time, but because of work and being too lazy to turn on my laptop on the weekends, now I finally have a couple of hours to sit down and start blogging.

"Integration is DEAD."
"No, no, let's talk about microservice!!"
"What is that again? Integration, you mean SOA? It's lame... ".

These makes the majority of the percentage when I talk about Integration. In fact, if you happen to be in any the software conference, you see the rooms full when it's about "container" and "microservice." I understand the nature of a developer, always seeking for the latest and greatest technology out there. BUT!! In my opinion, I don't think Integration is going AWAY if you containerize your application. Neither does it will DISAPPEAR in a microservice architecture. In fact, Integration just gets more complicated and tricky when you try to break an application into smaller pieces and have them runni…