I don't like watching my Tasklist all day. Getting email notifications for tasks that I should complete is nice, but sometimes I don't want to complete the task right after being notified but still need to keep in mind there is something pending. This is how I came to create a simple PHP script that exposes my tasks as an RSS Feed. I can use that in my personal master dashboard (Microsoft Outlook) to keep track of my camunda Tasklist.
A warm welcome to the new guys! camunda BPM development Team I am very happy to announce that last week, three new core developers joined our team here at camunda. Here they are: Danny Gräf Danny is an experienced developer and will focus on the backend side of things: process engine, databases, programming models (Spring / CDI) and application server integration.
As a small little side project I was working on a standalone version of the camunda BPMN 2.0 modeling plugin for Eclipse. The camunda Modeler standalone offers nice little features to better integrate with the operating system and focuses 100% on process modeling. It is available for Mac, Linux and Windows. Update (2014-02-05) The project is now an official part of camunda BPM. Read the offical announcement or check out its home on camunda.
Still need a Christmas present? How about a cool camunda BPM T-Shirt? Various team members designed the Shirts themselves and we got quite some response throughout the year. So we will make them available to you! OK - to be honest we will not make it before Christmas - but you can look forward to your new Shirt early in 2014! T-Shirts cost 20 € each (including shipping within Germany - ask us for international shipment options if applicable).
Some users experienced difficulties installing version 2.3.0 of the camunda Modeler from our update site. This patch release fixes the installation issues. Grab it if you had trouble installing.
We are happy to announce the new release of the camunda Modeler. This version adds the ability to extend the modeler with custom tasks. Furthermore it adds editing support for form fields that were recently re-introduced into the camunda BPM platform. Last but not least, it improves the handling of subprocesses. Custom Task Plugins Custom task plugins give you the ability to contribute self-made tasks to the camunda modeler.
I prepared a screencast in which I show how to use the Generated Task Forms Feature we introduced with camunda BPM 7.1.0-alpha1. Generated task forms allow you to create simple task forms without the need to write any HTML code. Please also have a look at the Generated Task Forms Quickstart. I dedicate the first 3 minutes to show you guys how to do the project setup. If you are familiar with setting up a camunda ServletProcessApplication, you can skip ahead to about 3:00 and start there.
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.