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From "Zubin Wadia" <zwa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Easy BPEL aka BPEL4Coders aka BPEL4Hackers
Date Tue, 06 Nov 2007 18:57:14 GMT
It's not necessarily EzBPEL, but Expressive BPEL :).

Cheers,

Z.

On 11/6/07, Assaf Arkin <arkin@intalio.com> wrote:
>
> On 11/6/07, Paul Brown <paulrbrown@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > What's the target user experience for EzBPEL?  IDE-like with syntax
> > highlighting and error reporting?  It seems like we need something
> > along those lines to come out with a net win over XML Schema or RELAX
> > NG-driven editing of XML.
>
>
> Being able to pop up a text editor, write up a process deploy it, send the
> process to someone else, who can then read and understand what it does.
>
> BPEL uses all the glory of XML that makes it obfuscated for people to read
> or write.  A variable declaration foo of type ns:bar is easy enough, until
> you need to fish for the in-context namespace declaration to figure out
> the
> QName, find the right import and the read the XML Schema definition to
> understand what the variable looks like.  Understanding what operations
> look
> like from the WSDL, just as hard.  There are other things made
> unnecessarily
> hard by the whole design of BPEL into something that fits into an XML
> structure.
>
> So the idea is not just to remove the angle brackets around element names,
> or replace them with curly brackets, but to make a language that's humand
> readable without dependency on tooling.
>
> Assaf
>
>
>
>
> -- Paul
> >
>
>
>
> --
> CTO, Intalio
> http://www.intalio.com
>

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