After years of waiting, it is finally here. I can't wait to read the IBM's BEDL spec and comment on it.
The spec contains:
- A meta-model for a standard based on Business Entities presents the conceptual meta-model for the BEDL variant of Business Entities, and describes how BEDL specifications can be coordinated with WS-BPEL and other process-centric specifications.
- Business Entity Definition Language (BEDL) presents the BEDL meta-model and syntax; briefly discusses possible runtime architecture to support BEDL specifications; and overviews BPEL4Data, an approach for extending the WS-BPEL standard to support explicit interoperation with BEDL components. (Part 2 of this series will provide a detailed specification of BPEL4Data, an extension of WS-BPEL to work with BEDL.)
- Advantages of using Business Entities describes the business value of the Business Entity approach.
- Design methods using Business Entities discusses design methods and guidelines that can be used in connection with BEDL.
You can read my analysis of BEDL here.