In order to run a business process successfully in ODE, it is a must to verify and debug its BPEL process model before deploying it in Apache ODE. So exposing the process debugging functionality as a web services such that a user can remotely debug a process and adding a graphical monitoring console allows for setting breakpoints and to monitor the run time details of that process will increase the usability as well as popularity of the work-flow engine we are concerning. Currently though the debugging functionality is included in Apache ODE, it's not really been tested for the current Apache ODE and it's not exposed as a web service.
Web based debugging support for Apache ODE is a project aimed at exposing the debugging functionality as a web service and adding an AJAX based monitoring console to which consist of a graphical representation of a particular business process, allows for setting breakpoints to activities and allows for monitoring that process being debugged.
This will enable users to gain full advantage of the ODE, by reducing design time and the testing time during the process development by allowing them to remotely debug a business process, set breakpoints to process activities, modify variables and to monitor the run rime variable information.