Web-based tooling for jBPM is an extension to the user interface framework provided for the Drools Guvnor knowledge repository. The framework provides a platform to create, maintain, and run multiple knowledge assets for a knowledge-based application. The jBPM extension (which is named jBPM-WB, the short form for jBPM workbench) uses the features of the platform to create and maintain applications and leverage the capabilities of the platform to provide user interactions with knowledge assets corresponding to the business process. This kind of abstraction helps the jBPM workbench to easily integrate the assets of the other software in the family and create an integrated development environment for the business logic integration platform.
In this section, we will focus on the asset editors for the knowledge assets that are part of jBPM, namely business process definitions, process and task forms, and data models.