I'm not as far forward as I'd like, but I've made some good progress, including: -
- Getting WID installed and patched ( the latter took a while on my home ADSL )
- Deploying sample applications, as well as some generated by my German colleague
- Configuring my WPS instance to use security from a pair of property files
- Figuring out how to start/stop WPS from the command line as well as within WID
- Generated a JSF-based user interface application from within WID
- Exporting a process as a web service using WSDL
- Importing the WSDL into WebSphere Portlet Factory
- Creating a portlet that initiates a human task ( loan request ) from within a Portal page ( this is the role of the end-customer )
- Using the JSF UI to work with, and approve, the loan request (task) - the JSF UI reflects the role of the loan adviser
I still need to get a separate set of Portlet Factory models working - they "talk" to WPS via Service Component Architecture (SCA) components via Web Services. This doesn't quite work, but I'm getting there.
In essence, this would allow me to write a portlet that can work with existing tasks, as well as initiating new ones.
The thing that impressed me most ? Getting WebSphere Integration Developer, WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Portlet Factory to run on my 3 GB laptop, alongside Radio 4 (!), Lotus Notes and this blog ( via Firefox ).
Right, I'm going (back) in .......