Camunda Team Blog

Extending Locks of External Tasks

Written by Svetlana Dorokhova on , under Execution category.

The External tasks concept was introduced in v. 7.4. So far, only two operations existed to deal with external tasks: Fetch & Lock and Complete (read more in our docs).

These operations may be enough in most of the use cases, but can also cause a lot of inconveniences:

Camunda 7.8.0-alpha4 Released

Written by Seif Eddine Ghezala on , under Execution category.

How about a new release of Camunda BPM 7.8 to spice things up?

Among the long list of new features in Camunda BPM 7.8-alpha4, the highlights are:

  • Deletion of Process Definitions in Cockpit (EE)
  • History Cleanup in Cockpit (EE)
  • Batch Process Instance Restart (EE)
  • Interval Configuration for Failed Jobs
  • 11 Bug Fixes

You can Download Camunda BPM 7.8 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.

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

Camunda Optimize 1.4.0 Released

Written by Johannes Heinemann on , under Execution category.
Camunda Optimize 1.4.0 is here and this time we focued on making it more stable and improving the user experience. Also have a look at our new date picker, that makes it even more fun to choose a start date filter: How to get it In contrast to the core engine, Camunda Optimize is not open source, so please get in touch with us to find out on how you can use Camunda Optimize to improve your processes.

Camunda Optimize 1.3.0 Released

Written by Johannes Heinemann on , under Execution category.
Camunda Optimize 1.3.0 is here and it is packed with new features. The highlights are: Multiple Engine Support Executed Flow Node Filter How to get it In contrast to the core engine, Camunda Optimize is not open source, so please get in touch with us to find out on how you can use Camunda Optimize for your processes.

Camunda 7.8.0-alpha3 Released

Written by Tassilo Weidner on , under Execution category.

We are delighted to share the third alpha release of Camunda BPM 7.8 with you!

This release features the following improvements:

  • Batch process instance modification in Cockpit (EE)
  • Faster rendering of BPMN diagrams in Cockpit
  • Support for JSON and XML variable types in Cockpit
  • History time to live for batch operations
  • Global configuration for the failed job retry time cycle
  • 20 Bug Fixes

To try out Camunda BPM 7.8 you can download one of the distributions or pull and run the docker image.

If you want to take a deeper dive, you can find the source code on GitHub.

For a complete list of all improvements take a look at the release notes. Please also see the list of known issues.

Remote workers and idempotency

Written by Bernd Rücker on , under Execution category.
In Camunda there is a concept called External Tasks. See External Tasks allows new Use Cases with Camunda BPM or External Tasks in the docs. The basic idea is simple: Camunda does not actively call a service (which would be PUSH), but worker fetch work items queued for them (PULL). Whenever a worker finishes his work item, he reports completion back to Camunda. Workers can use the Java API, but most often leverage the REST API, as this allows to run workers as own process.

Camunda Modeler 1.9.0 Released

Written by Patrick Dehn on , under Modeling category.

We are proud to announce the release of Camunda Modeler version 1.9.0.

It ships with improved label editing, improved snapping for better-looking diagrams and various improvements to the underlying toolkit.