Camunda Team Blog

Introducing Embedded Forms Generator: A Camunda Modeler Plugin for Easier Embedded Form Building

Written by Felix Müller, Mike Winters on , under Modeling category.
Tl;dr We just released a new Camunda Modeler plugin that makes it possible to preview task forms and to automatically generate HTML for embedded task forms–all without leaving the Camunda Modeler. The plugin makes it much faster and easier to do form prototyping at the beginning of a project and then get up and running with an embedded task form. While some workflow automation use cases can be solved with “straight-through processing”–that is, a process where all tasks are completed by software systems and with no manual intervention–we human beings still have an important role to play in many scenarios.

Camunda Modeler 2.0 Released

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on , under Modeling category.

We are happy to announce the Camunda Modeler 2.0 release. The new Modeler ships with major improvements to BPMN editing and another round of minimap enhancements. A brand new properties panel for DMN adds support for Camunda specific properties and allows you to inspect and edit technical DMN properties in one place. Finally, the modeler now ships with signed executables, allowing you to safely employ it, even in locked down, corporate environments on both MacOS and Windows.

RPA and Camunda BPM: Integrate a Software Robot by Using External Tasks

Written by Benjamin Hoffmann on , under Community category.
In my recent post on RPA, I used asynchronous REST calls to integrate UiPath with Camunda. This only works if your RPA solution provides an API that can be used by third-party applications. Since I promised you that there would be a follow-up post, I want to take the opportunity to show you another approach of integrating an RPA tool with Camunda. This time, I decided to try out WorkFusion’s RPA Express, which is available for free.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Camunda BPM: A demo on using UiPath robots within a BPMN workflow

Written by Benjamin Hoffmann on , under Community category.
Having read Mike’s post on why it makes sense to combine RPA products with Camunda BPM, I got curious about prototyping an example with a specific RPA tool. I decided to work with UiPath since it’s been getting a lot of attention from the community. In this post, I want to share what I learned and what I built during my one-week journey into the world of RPA. Scenario The example can be applied to any scenario where you need to replace manual work (the User Task in BPMN) with an automated task and where an external system – often a legacy graphical user interface – does not provide an API that can be called directly from Camunda.

Camunda 7.10.0-alpha2 Released

Written by Nikola Koevski on , under Execution category.

The second alpha release of Camunda BPM 7.10 is here and the highlights are:

  • Cascading History Cleanup based on process hierarchy
  • Notable security fixes
  • Start process list changes in Tasklist
  • Modify single process asynchronously
  • More supported environments - PostgreSQL 10.4 and MariaDB 10.3
  • 18 Bug Fixes

Camunda Optimize 2.2.0-alpha1 Released

We are happy to announce the release of Camunda Optimize version 2.2.0-alpha1. This release marks the first alpha release of Camunda Optimize 2.2.0. Although it is just an alpha release, it is already packed with new brilliant features. The release allows to group process instance frequencies and durations by variable. Also you can perform additional operations like minimum, maximum and median on duration reports. Narrow down your view on the data even further by using the new canceled process instance only or non-executed flow node filter.

The 'Platformization' of Workflow at Goldman Sachs: A Camunda Day NYC Recap

Written by Mike Winters on , under Use Cases category.
In June 2018, Camunda hosted a Camunda Days New York City event at the Galvanize space in SoHo, our second New York community event in the past 12 months. Members of the Camunda team from our Berlin, Denver, and San Francisco offices traveled to spend time with the local user and customer community and to share updates on Camunda’s product lineup, from Zeebe to Optimize. Headlining the event was an in-depth presentation from Richard Tarling and Randall Graebner of Goldman Sachs, who discussed how the firm has built widely-used internal platforms for both workflows and decisions.

Scripting with DMN inside BPMN

Written by Philipp Ossler on , under Community category.

In Camunda, you can use scripts at different places of a process. For example, inside a Script Task, as an execution/task listener, as a condition expression on a sequence flow or inside an input/output mapping. Usually, the scripts are written in JavaScript, Groovy or JUEL.

Using the FEEL extension, it is also possible to write scripts in FEEL (Friendly Enough Expression Language) which is a part of the DMN specification.

We've Opened the 2018 Microservices Orchestration Survey, and We're Looking For Your Input

Written by Mike Winters on , under Announcements category.
This post also appeared on the Zeebe blog. In recent months, we’ve seen more and more users building solutions with Camunda BPM to address microservices orchestration challenges. The external task clients, newly added in version 7.9.0, is one example of how Camunda BPM has evolved to meet user needs in this area. Camunda is running a survey about microservices orchestration so that we can learn more about how you’re approaching this problem and how Camunda can help.

Camunda 7.10.0-alpha1 Released

Written by Yana Vasileva on , under Execution category.

The first alpha release of Camunda BPM 7.10 is here and the highlights are:

  • “Startable in Tasklist” Process Definitions
  • “Jump to Tasklist” link from Process Instance View
  • 17 Bug Fixes

You can Download Camunda for free (click on Preview Release) or Run it with Docker.

If you are interested, you can see the complete release notes

and the list of known issues.

If you want to dig in deeper, you can find the source code on GitHub.