Rapid Application Development

Using the Rapid Application Development (RAD) approach is the fastest and easiest way to become familiar with Stardust.

The RAD approach allows you to deploy a Dynamic Web Project including facets for a complete Stardust Runtime Environment in a Web Server running within Eclipse. This way you can immediately test your Process Models and their integration with other deployment artefacts (e.g. Java Classes, Web Services, Java Server Faces).

The following sections are sketching the approach; for a detailed walkthrough consider the documentation under

Stardust Documentation > Developer Handbooks > Tutorials > The Support Case Example

Server and Audit Trail Database Setup

If you have installed Stardust and configured a server for your Eclipse environment, e.g.

you can also define a Stardust Audit Trail Database

Dynamic Web Project with Stardust Facets

After that you can create a Dynamic Web Project containing Stardust Facets

With these facets created and this project deployed to the server, you will have a ready to use Stardust Runtime Environment, which allows you to
  • deploy process models you have designed with the Stardust Process Modeler,
  • run Processes for these Process Models,
  • run the Stardust Portal against the Runtime Environment to do Workflow and Document Management,

Create A Process Model

Using The Web Portal

You may use the web portal to execute workflows, process documents and obtain process monitoring and controlling data, e.g. by displaying worklists

working on activities

and obtaining data on executed and running processes