I had a pleasure to slightly help with this book by reviewing it. I admit this is an excellent reading for those that are new to jBPM5 (and Drools) world as well as to those that are already familiar with it and are planning to put it into mission critical systems. Mauricio provides not only guidelines about the engine but goes beyond that by elaborating about different approaches on how to best utilize these frameworks.
It is much more than title would suggest, it is not only about jBPM5 (but main focus is on the business processes) but it covers topics like:
- BPMN2 specification
- Human tasks and WS-HT specification
- Rule engine (Drools Expert)
- Complex Event Processing (Drools Fusion)
- Tooling (jBPM Web Designer, eclipse modeller, etc)
- Centrailzed repository (Drools Guvnor)
Book is equipped with number of real life examples including source code that allows reader to follow all the content put in every chapter.
In conclusion, this is a book that everyone who wants to use jBPM5 to its full extend should get. I definitely recommend it for everyone who is interested in jBPM and Drools projects as it provides excellent introduction and much more than that.
Book is scheduled to be available in December 2012 so stay tuned.