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XPages-Anwendungen über den Webbrowser erstellen

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Ein Beispiel wie XPages-Anwendungen über den Webbrowser erstellt werden können. Auszug aus der Ankündigung auf der Youtube-Seite des Videos:

Mit dem GBS AppDesigner können Unternehmen vorhandene IBM Domino Anwendungen webfähig modernisieren und neue Web-Anwendungen intuitiv erstellen. Und dass ganz ohne Programmierkenntnisse. Und mehr noch: Mitarbeiter aus Fachabteilungen können eigene Anwendungen nicht nur erschaffen, sondern auch mit Social Business Plattformen wie IBM Connections und Microsoft SharePoint integrieren.
Im Video wird am Beispiel eines Kreditkartenantrags die Erstellung einer Web-Anwendung und Integration mit IBM Connections gezeigt.

 

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September 22, 2013 at 10:41 pm

BPMN 2.0.1 released as an ISO/IEC standard

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The version 2.0.1 of the Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN) was published as an ISO/IEC standard 19510:2013.  The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) writes in the abstract:

The primary goal of ISO/IEC 19510:2013 is to provide a notation that is readily understandable by all business users, from the business analysts that create the initial drafts of the processes, to the technical developers responsible for implementing the technology that will perform those processes, and finally, to the business people who will manage and monitor those processes. Thus, ISO/IEC 19510:2013 creates a standardized bridge for the gap between the business process design and process implementation.

You can download the standard as a pdf file on the > ISO page.

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September 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Neuer Beitrag im GBS Blog

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Im > GBS Blog ist ein neuer Beitrag von mir erschienen: > Was ist eigentlich BPMN 2.0?

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August 29, 2013 at 10:44 pm

BPMN 2.0 Modeling with Microsoft Visio

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In the last days I have used Microsoft Visio 2010 for modeling processes. Since Microsoft Visio 2010 does not support BPMN 2.0, I searched in the Internet whether a plugin or another tool is available. I found two good sites: The first is a validator for processes defined in Microsoft Visio: > BPMN Method and Style Validation for Visio 2010 Premium. This site converts internally a .vsd file into a BPMN 2.0 file and validates the method and styles. The second resource is a > BPMN 2.0 XML Export & Import Add-on for Microsoft Visio 2010. This tool was developed during the work at a > Bachelor Thesis.

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May 22, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Grafical tools for usage with Lotus Notes

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Since some days the new release of > PAVONE Project Management 10 is available. It is a software to create, plan and monitoring projects. It has an user interface for Lotus Notes clients and web browsers. An essential tool is the grafical applet to create and plan projects, which contains a multi-histogram for cross-project capacity management. Further the Eclipse RCP-based client (PAVONE ProjectBuilder) to define project structure plans. The following two videos explain the usage of the gantt applet and the ProjectBuilder.

PAVONE ProjectBuilder (Eclipse RCP)

Gantt applet with histogram

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July 14, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Powerful Java API of a Process Engine

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Yesterday, I attend a presentation about the Open Source > Activity BPM platform. A part of it is the Process Engine which has a Java-based API. You can find a > short tutorial about the API on the Activiti website. Of course, other available Process Engine have an API, too. For example > PAVONE Espresso Workflow, which is the core component of > PAVONElive, has a powerful Java API. This code snippet shows you how easy you can import a process definition, create a new process instance based on the process definition and complete the first task of the process.

// STEP 1: Import the process definition
// Imports the file LoanApplication.xml in the directory “c:\ProcessDefinitions”.
WfProcessDefinition wfDef = Session.importXMLProcessDefinition(“c:\\LoanApplication.xml”, “”);

// STEP 3: Initiate a process
// This step initiates a process based on the process definition called ‘Loan Application’
WfProcess process = pcsSession.initiateWfProcess( “”, “Loan Application” , “”, “”);

// STEP 4: Get the first task “Start Loan Application”
// First get all tasks which are in progress and then get the first task of this set.
Set tasks = process.getTasks ( TaskStatus.IN_PROGRESS );
Iterator iterator = tasks.iterator();
WfTask task = (WfTask)iterator.next();

// Place some operations on the task here
// … Your code …

// STEP 5: Complete the first task “Start Loan Application”
boolean success = task.complete();
if ( success == false ) {
// not successful, add error handling
return;
}

Further, you have access to several other features and all the data which will be handled by the engine.

(Source: Excerpt of the Getting Started Guide)

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April 15, 2011 at 12:32 am

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PAVONElive: Tip: View Resource Workloads and Availability

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If you are a project manager you can be interesting to get the workload of your resources. With > PAVONElive you can do this directly in your project plan. Open the project plan of your project and add an histogram for the desired resources of your project. First, the workload for the current project will be shown as column. But you can expand the data to show the workload for all projects. A red column shows you, that the resource is overloaded during the time. If you move the tasks to another time, the columns will be customized directly.

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March 30, 2011 at 11:42 pm

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