Developers typically create composite applications or simply composites that are packaged into single, deployable JAR files. These applications can contain any number of service components that include BPEL or BPMN processes, Mediator services, human tasks and workflows, and business rules. Composites include logic and code that form the foundation of SOA-based integrations. Though the design and development of composites are not the ultimate responsibility of the Oracle SOA Suite 11g administrator, the deployment, monitoring, and management of them are.
In this chapter, we will discuss the concepts that enable you to manage these composites, and cover the following areas in more detail:
Managing composite lifecycles
Structuring composite deployments with partitions
Setting up ant for automated composite build management
Promoting code, using configuration plans
Understanding and configuring composite audit levels