Camunda Team Blog

Create a camunda BPM Process Application using Maven Archetype in 1 minute

Written by Bernd Rücker on , under Execution category.
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.

camunda BPM PHP SDK v1.1.0 released

Written by Daniel Meyer on , under Execution category.
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.

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Service Invocations - BPMN Service Task (1)

Written by Daniel Meyer on , under Execution category.
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.

camunda Modeler 2.2.0 released: Kepler support and modeling improvements

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on , under Execution category.
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.

How to send an email when a usertask is assigned

Written by Jakob Freund on , under Execution category.
"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.

What a wonderful community day in Prague

Written by Bernd Rücker on , under Community category.
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.

camunda Modeler 2.1.0 released

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on , under Execution category.
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 2.0 elements.

camunda BPM: Power to Embedded Taskforms

Written by Nico Rehwaldt on , under Execution category.
For everyone out there using embedded task forms in the camunda tasklist there is great news: The forms are getting way more powerful. The upcoming alpha of camunda 7.1 introduces two extensions for embedded task forms: Client side form validation and form extensions via JavaScript. Form Validation Validation directives provided by AngularJS may now be attached to form fields to activate simple client-side validation constraints for them. The following form field will only accept one of the strings demo, john, mary or peter due to the defined pattern: <input form-field type="string" name="assignee" ng-pattern="/^(demo|john|mary|peter)$/" /> If a user enters an invalid value in a form field the field will be marked as invalid.

camunda BPM + Apache Camel: Integrating two Open Source frameworks for a lightweight BPM+SOA infrastructure

Written by Bernd Rücker on , under Execution category.
Apache Camel is a well known Open Source framework solving a lot of integration problems and implementing the Enterprise Integration Patterns. So combining it with camunda BPM is a perfect match: solve workflow and BPM requirements with camunda and integration requirements with Camel. Together with Rafael Cordones we took the existing Activiti Camel Module as a basis and did a huge refactoring. For everybody knowing this module I compiled the changes at the end of this article.

camunda share: Discuss your BPMN 2.0 process model in the cloud

Written by Bernd Rücker on , under Execution category.
Once a year the whole camunda team does a ShipIt-Day (inspired by Atlassian) - developing something awesome within 24 hours. This year, Kristin, Falko and me did "camunda share" - a web application in the cloud to share and discuss BPMN 2.0 process models. And we shipped it! It is live. Try it today: http://camunda.org/share/ Why camunda share? We often discuss with colleagues, partners or customers about process models. We often send around annotated PDF files via email.