In a current customer project we faced the issue that there were two executable processes - independent of each other. So far - so normal. But these two processes had to sync status here and there - so they were clearly related, but not by using a Call Activity. BPMN 2.0 allows this by communication via messages as shown in the following example. But how to keep track of this in monitoring?
I am proud to announce the release of camunda BPM 7.1.0-alpha1. This is the first community alpha release in the 7.1 branch. The highlights of this release are: Enhanced support for HTML5 Embedded Task Forms (Quickstart Example, Docs), Add support for Generated Task Forms (Blogpost, Quickstart Example, Docs), Add support for "Job Definitions" allowing to query, suspend & activate Job Execution by individual Activity at Process Definition Level (Docs), Add support for suspending Process Definition, Process Instances and Job Definitions in cockpit, Upgrade JBoss Application Server Support from 7.
For quite some time we already use Maven Archetypes in our camunda BPM training and at customer projects to create camunda BPM Process Applications - which are normally simple Maven projects. Today I made a quick screencast to show how easy it is to use them: And I created a 30 seconds survey to get feedback on archetypes - please fill it out: http://kwiksurveys.com/app/rendersurvey.asp?sid=d9juq1qriakt2ls257813 We currently have two archetypes available: war: Use on Servlet containers like Tomcat.
Today we released version 1.1.0 of the PHP SDK. The highlights of this release are: Add compatibility with camunda BPM 7.0.0 Final Fully object oriented API Improved test coverage through PHPUnit Add support for composer The packages are pushed to Packagist. camunda PHP SDK allows PHP users to interact with the process engine and build BPMN 2.0 and Workflow enabled applications. Start reading the documentation.
The BPMN 2.0 Specification provides the Service Task activity allowing users to invoke some application service. In this Blogpost I want to explain the difference between a synchronous and an asynchronous service invocation in camunda BPM. NOTE: this bogposts covers the topic at an abstract level. If you are looking for concrete, ready-to-use examples, have a look at our quickstart repository: quickstart on synchronous service invocations quickstart on asynchronous service invocations Synchronous Service Invocations Let’s start with synchronous service invocations.
Today we are happy to announce the new release of the camunda Modeler. This version adds official support for Eclipse Kepler. On top of that it ships with the ability to change the type of tasks, events and gateways as well as a simplified connection of elements. Eclipse Kepler Support Kepler support is finally there. Head over to the downloads site and get a fresh version of the modeler, ready for Kepler.
"I don't want to watch my camunda Tasklist all day. When there is something to do, I want to get an email containing a link that takes me directly to the respective task!" This is a typical statement by process participants (aka business users). There are numerous possible ways to implement such a requirement in your process application, e.g. using a service task: But this is not really appropriate, since it makes the process model rather verbose and therefore less valuable for business-IT-alignment.
Last Friday we had our first camunda BPM community day! It was really awesome! Thanks everybody who joined. I am really impressed that we could organize that so close after the 7.0 release and so many people already traveled to Prague just for us. I can just repeat myself: AWESOME! Today I want to share some impressions and slides with you - we recorded the sessions and hope we will get videos online soon as well.
Today we relased a new version of the camunda Modeler. It provides better property editing support for BPMN 2.0 and camunda BPM properties, improvements in pool and lane handling and fixes a number of important bugs. Property Editing Support Kristin and Roman extended the property panel to achieve partity with new engine extensions and features introduced in camunda BPM 7.0: On throwing message events and send tasks service task engine extensions may be edited On call activities passing the business key as well as all variables may be edited On call activities the called element binding and version may be specified On start events the form key may be edited independent of the event definition In addition, documentation may now be maintained for all BPMN 2.