On a freezing, snowy Saturday recently, more than 30 hackers joined us at our Berlin HQ for Camunda’s first Hackday to orchestrate some seriously smart workflows.
One of the best aspects of the day was welcoming a number of Camunda newcomers alongside our experienced users, so we had a great opportunity to assess how intuitive the ‘getting started’ experience is. Plus, it’s always valuable to have a fresh pair of eyes look over your code, so for me, it was interesting to see how developers and architects interacted with our software when using it for the first time.
Gartner has recently released the latest version of their Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS). You will not find Camunda BPM in that MQ, and in this blog post, I want to explain why.
Despite rumours to the contrary, Gartner will look at your product even if you’re not a paying customer. So although we aren’t Gartner customers, they reached out to us in June last year announcing that a new version of the MQ was in the making and they were considering including Camunda BPM, since it is coming up more and more often in client conversations. They have a standardized approach to this, and in the first step they asked us if we believe our product qualifies for the MQ. Here is what I replied:
We recently hosted the Domain Driven Design Berlin Meetup: Real World Domain Driven Design Example from the Startup World… and why this architecture failed in the end.
Our speaker for the evening, the talented Sandra Ahlgrimm, Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, walked us through an interesting real-life case study, brimming with DevOps lessons. Here’s our key takeaways from this insightful evening
“Functionality has been contracted. User acceptance testing is in five weeks. Is it a big deal to implement it?”
What do you do when you’re handed a project with an incredibly tight deadline? This is exactly where SynerTrade found itself – with just five weeks to deliver a seriously complex approval workflow for a global financial client.
We are happy to announce the release of Camunda Optimize version 2.4.0-alpha1. You can find many improvements and features from the upcoming Optimize version 2.4.0 in this first alpha release, including:
- Elasticsearch REST Client
- Elasticsearch updated version support
- Java 11 Support
- DMN Improvements
- Export Reports to CSV
- Automatic interval selection for date grouping
The complete release notes are available in Jira.
Camunda BPM 7.11.0-alpha1 is here and the highlights are:
- Fine-grained Permissions for Batches and Job Retries
- MariaDB/MySQL: Job Due Dates after 2038
- JBoss/Wildfly: Expressions in Camunda Subsystem
- Java/REST API: Deleting Historic Variables
- 17 Bug Fixes
If you are interested, you can see the complete release notes.
If you want to dig in deeper, you can find the source code on GitHub.
We are proud to announce the first preview of Camunda Modeler 3.0.0 release. This is the first pre-release of Camunda Modeler built upon new architecture. Besides the core refactoring, it ships several new features as well as important fixes.
Today we begin the next chapter of our story. I am thrilled to announce that Camunda has raised a €25 million Series A from Highland Europe - the first external funding in our ten-year history.