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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How to handle absent Assignees

"I want usertasks to be reassigned if the assignee is currently absent. How would I do this in Camunda?"

As always, there is plenty of possible approaches to handle this situation. One of them begin a Task Listener. I created a little snippet that demonstrates how this can work:

Absence Manager Snippet on GitHub

For those of you who don't want to build and deploy this demo application right away, there is also a little screencast below.

How to handle absent Assignees from camunda on Vimeo.

Monday, September 22, 2014

camunda BPM Community Day 2014

Last Thursday we organized the 2nd camunda BPM community Day. After visiting Prague last year we went for the home game and invited the community to our Berlin offices. So we put all our desks and chairs and other stuff away to make room for the attendees. Around 65 people had registered and without doing an exact headcount, I suppose that more than 50 attended which Bernd described as "the biggest open source community day he ever attended".

Sandy Kemsley, who also attended, already published extensive summaries on the most of the talks so I am just going to link to them here:
Thank you Sandy!

Personally, I took away many very interesting ideas and lots of user feedback. I am already looking forward to the next camunda BPM community day!

Friday, August 15, 2014

cockpit plugin store

We have Camunda Cockpit as a great tool for monitoring and operations. But roles and requirements for monitoring and operations always differ in our real-life projects - so we allow plugins for Cockpit. In the last 48 hours (on our Camunda hackdays) we implemented a "plugin store" for the existing community plugins - so everybody can much easier try out plugins or see what plugins exist.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

camunda BPM 7.2.0-alpha4 released: CMMN Listener, Tasklist, Spin, Connect

Today we release the next alpha release of camunda BPM platform. The highlights of this release are:

  • CMMN Listener support
  • Embedded Forms in Tasklist  
  • JSON support in Spin
  • JSON to Java mapping with Spin
  • Simple REST HTTP Connector



Friday, July 25, 2014

Hello ${name}! - Templating with camunda BPM

As part of our scripting improvements we also addressed templating as a new feature of camunda BPM. With the new camunda BPM 7.2.0-alpha3 release it is now also possible to use FreeMarker or Apache Velocity templates inside your BPMN process.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

News from the front-(end)

The front-end of the camunda BPM platform has been under heavy development.
The web-apps have been externalized and separated into different projects,
which means that the "admin", the "cockpit" and the upcoming "tasklist" have their own repositories,
and those projects are now relying on the "UI commons" and the "Javascript SDK" libraries.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Embedded Case Management with CMMN in camunda BPM

In our latest alpha release we include a preview of the upcoming support for CMMN (Case Management Model and Notation) in camunda BPM. Time to have a look at CMMN and the way it is implemented in camunda BPM.