By Phil Coulthard

Coach views are reusable user interface controls in the coaches framework of IBM® Business Process Manager (BPM). IBM supplies a number of stock coach views, but you can create your own coach views for your own purposes. For these custom coach views, a good practice is to distinguish between atomic coach views and composite coach views:

  • Atomic coach views are coach views that are written with HTML and JavaScript. These coach views should be authored by someone on your team who is skilled in these languages. Everyone else on the development team can reuse atomic coach views that the skilled developer authored. Put these coach views into one toolkit for easy reuse.
  • Composite coach views are coach views that are built from other coach views, for example a date-range coach view or user-address coach view. These coach views can be authored by team members who do not have HTML or JavaScript skills because authoring these coach views involves laying out and configuring other coach views.

From a division-of-labor perspective, have one full- or part-time UI expert on the team to build the relatively rare atomic coach views; otherwise, the rest of the team can build many more reusable, composite coach views.

Applicable editions: Express, Standard, and Advanced

Applicable releases: All

Source: Leveraging the IBM BPM Coach Framework in Your Organization (SG24-8210-00)

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