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Back to the the review of Oracle Fusion Applications Development and Extensibility Handbook (Oracle Press), Chapters 9 & 10 take us from developing ADF based extensions to BPM and developing capabilities using a lot more of the SOA based building blocks such as Human Workflow.

The BPM chapter isn’t huge as actually the real effort behind BPM driven processes are more SOA based development. But the book does step back to explain Oracle’s history in the BPM and BPMN space and how Fusion Apps work using these technologies. So what we have is a good chapter more focusing on ideas and principles.

Chapter 10 naturally takes us into building full extensions which could be implementing the activities needed to realise a BPMN processes. The chapter is almost two separate halves, the first being the ideas and approaches adopted by Fusion Apps – such as the triggering of processes through EDN and onto into approval framework and how it compared to the preFusion products. The second half of the chapter turns all of this on practical steps in the various tools to realize functional extensions in a series of comprehensive steps.

Finally the chapter tackles the issues of deploying the customisation and the implications to patching and updating your Fusion Apps.

So yet again the authors have managed to cover a lot of ideas very effectively providing sufficient insight that you should able to find the necessary information if you’re working with a Fusion application not discussed here.


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