A Series on BPEL
Hot off the press on developers.sun.com are parts 1 and 2 of a series on Business Process Execution Language (BPEL). Part 1 introduces the concepts and cites a sample process; part 2 describes how to define and apply the partnerLinkType and partnerLink elements to specify the relationship between a process and its partners.
With the preview release of NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5, you can develop, build, deploy, and test BPEL4WS 1.1 processes. Have a whirl!More parts are on tap in the months ahead. I'll be sure to highlight them here.