Camunda Team Blog

Let's Face it, BPMN and DMN Rock!

Written by Rob Parker on , under Execution category.
I often describe process based applications as a lot like Lego ®. Functions and services are like the different types and styles of bricks, BPMN process models are the instructions to assemble those bricks into desired models or outcomes. Hence much like the Lego analogy, from a few re-usable services, I can use BPMN processes to assemble a multitude of useful outcomes. With the trend towards public API’s and the ease of access to cloud based services, my Lego kit just got a whole lot larger!

End-To-End Workflow Automation with RPA and Camunda BPM

Written by Mike Winters on , under Best Practices category.
There’s no shortage of hype around RPA (Robotic Process Automation), and you don’t have to take our word for it: in a July 2017 report, Gartner declared RPA to be at the peak of the so-called Hype Cycle. Google Trends RPA’s underlying value proposition is indeed compelling. The automation of tedious, manual tasks trapped inside legacy software systems with no API provides enterprises with measurable benefits. Employees can spend less time and energy on low-value work and focus on strategic projects instead.

Camunda Modeler 1.14.0 Released

Written by Philipp Fromme on , under Modeling category.

We are happy to announce the release of Camunda Modeler version 1.14.0. This release ships with the possibility to create new diagrams from empty files, Signavio compatibility and the latest BPMN, DMN and CMMN modeling.

Camunda 7.9.0-alpha4 Released

Written by Fabian Hinsenkamp on , under Execution category.
Camunda BPM platform 7.9.0-alpha4 is here and the highlights are: External Task Notifications for Long Polling Version Tag Binding in Business Rule Task and Call Activity Asynchronous Modification of a Single Process Instance History Cleanup in Multiple Threads Camunda Wildfly Swarm Community Extension Integration of the Latest Version of dmn-js 20 Fixes You can Download Camunda for free (click on Preview Release) or Run it with Docker. To see a full list of the changes, please check out our Release Notes and the list of Known Issues.

Camunda Optimize 2.1.0-alpha1 Released

Written by Johannes Heinemann, Sebastian Stamm on , under Camunda Optimize category.

We are happy to announce the release of Camunda Optimize version 2.1.0-alpha1.

This release marks the first alpha release of Camunda Optimize 2.1.0. The current alpha version can deal with process instances that were deleted from the engine history and with that also the data import performance was improved significantly. In addition, the interactions with tables have been have been extended, especially for Raw Data Reports.

Camunda External Task Client (Java) 0.1.0-alpha2 Released

Written by Tassilo Weidner on , under Execution category.

Recently we released the first alpha version of the Camunda External Task Client (Java). Today we are happy to announce the second alpha release.

The External Task concept helps to decouple your services from the Workflow Engine.

The highlights of this release are:

  • Set variables to the local scope of External Tasks
  • Specify a response timeout to fetch and lock External Tasks (long polling)
  • More serialization formats to exchange object variables (XML and JAVA)

You can find the complete release notes here.

Camunda Modeler 1.13.0 Released

Written by Philipp Fromme on , under Modeling category.

We are happy to announce the release of Camunda Modeler version 1.13.0. This release brings new features and improvements to BPMN properties editing. It also ships with the latest BPMN, DMN and CMMN modeling.

Camunda NodeJS External Task Client 0.2.0 Released

Written by Seif Eddine Ghezala on , under Execution category.
We are so excited to announce a new alpha release of camunda-external-task-client-js, an NodeJS module that makes it possible to handle your BPMN Service Tasks. This release is focused on making it more flexible to handle variables. It improves setting variables and brings up two major features: setting local variables support for Date & File typed variables The following example will illustrate these features and show how they can be used.

Reporting Security Issues

Written by Daniel Meyer on , under Camunda category.
Maintaining the security of Camunda BPM is an important task for us. In our documentation, we have published our Security Policy which explains how we deal with security issues. Besides our proactive efforts, it is very valuable to us when we get feedback by the community about security issues which may exist in Camunda itself (or much more commonly) in one of the libraries and dependencies we are using. When you report security issues, we can investigate them, assess their impact on different usage scenarios, provide fixes and publish a security notice.

Camunda Optimize 2.0.0 Released

Written by Johannes Heinemann on , under Camunda Optimize category.

You had to wait several months and were already desperately longing to try it out. There is good news: no need to wait any longer because finally the second major version of our latest product Camunda Optimize is out!

Optimize is an add-on to Camunda that provides continuous monitoring and insights about your deployed business processes. This Big Data solution helps process owners make informed decisions to optimize their processes. The new version allows for a deeper analysis and comes with strong improvement of the continuous monitoring.

Version 2.0.0 is again packed with features. The highlights are:

  • Get answers to questions about your process using reports
  • Monitor your business process with dashboards
  • Use more filters to narrow down your view on the process
  • Share your insights with other people
  • Retrieve update notifications with alerting