This is where the hard work, but also the fun, really begins. We are going to get our hands dirty with JBoss jBPM and start building a process. Before we can do that, however, we need to get the toolset fully installed, and we also need to cover a few points of theory. Don't worry; we won't waste too much time on theoretical musings, as by far the best way to entrench understanding of a concept is to see it in action. The second half of the chapter will see us putting the theory into practice and using the tool to create our first process definition.
Compared to the previous chapter, the list of deliverables this time round is strikingly short. Nevertheless, as you will soon be able to tell as we go along, the length of the deliverables list is no indication of the required effort. By the end of this chapter, we will have delivered:
Full working installation of the JBoss jBPM suite of tools
A first iteration of the process definition for our target business process