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Mastering jBPM6

By : Simone Fiorini, Arun V Gopalakrishnan
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Mastering jBPM6

By: Simone Fiorini, Arun V Gopalakrishnan

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Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering jBPM6
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Gateways are elements that allow you to create branches in your process. These branches can be, conceptually, diverging or converging. You can model the behavior of the different types of business process sequence flows: conditional branching (inclusive and exclusive), forking, merging, and joining.

Let us first review the key gateway concepts and the practical examples in the upcoming sections:

  • Fork (split) indicates a flow dividing into two or more paths that should execute in a logically parallel (concurrent) way: jBPM, for implementation reasons, never executes parallel flows concurrently (at the thread level) but always sequentially, one step at a time

  • Join (or synchronization) refers to the combining of two or more parallel paths into one path

  • Branch (or decision) is a point where the control flow can take one or more alternative paths

  • Merge refers to a process point where two or more alternative sequence flow paths are combined into a single sequence flow path

Hence, the gateway...