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Tom Baeyens, creator of jBPM and Alfresco Activiti, Starts New Venture to Bring BPM to the Cloud

by Charles Humble on  Mar 13, 2013

Tom Baeyens, the original creator of JBoss jBPM (acquired by Red Hat) and Activiti (acquired by Alfresco), has announced Effektif, a new cloud-based Business Process Management (BPM) tool for process automation. The new venture is being developed in partnership with Signavio. InfoQ spoke to Baeyens and co-CEO of Signavio Decker to find out more.

Amazon Provides Simple Workflow Service Recipes

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 16, 2012

A new Amazon whitepaper provides a set of commonly used programming patterns that can be used in application's decider logic to tell SWF how to coordinate the application's work.

Does BPM-in-the-Cloud Require RESTful Services? ZapThink Says Yes, but Doubts Exist.

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 15, 2012

Jason Bloomberg of ZapThink claimed that cloud-based Business Process Management (BPM) software will be disruptive to those traditional BPM engines that cannot easily move to a cloud delivery model. Instead of describing the value proposition of BPM-in-the-cloud, Bloomberg’s article focused primarily on his assertion that REST-based services are a necessity for any cloudy BPM engine to work.

Is Amazon Getting Ready for PaaS with Simple Workflow Service?

by Abel Avram on  Feb 23, 2012

Amazon has announced Simple Workflow Service (SWF), a service for orchestrating distributed and fault-tolerant tasks that are part of a workflow implementing a business process. Are the recently announced DynamoDB and SWF pieces of a bigger puzzle suggesting Amazon’s entering into PaaS cloud computing?

Microsoft Deprecates Legacy Workflow Foundation Libraries in New Beta Release

by Richard Seroter on  Feb 09, 2012

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced that the first generation objects of their WF technology are being deprecated in the upcoming .NET 4.5 release. WF, which is a workflow engine leveraged by .NET developers as well as a handful of Microsoft server products, has multiple new capabilities in .NET 4.5 while officially putting application that leverage the old .NET 3.0 objects on notice.

Windows Workflow Foundation 4.5 Adds Versioning, Designer Improvements

by Jenni Konrad on  Feb 02, 2012

Windows Workflow Foundation 4.5 is the first major update to the library since WF4 was released in early 2010. It includes C# expressions, versioning support, and improvements for better management of large workflows.

IBM is now wearing a Green Hat

by Michael Stal on  Jan 06, 2012 5

On January 4th, IBM announced it is going to acquire the cloud and SOA integration service company Green Hat. Testing is one of the main challenges when developing cloud or SOA based applications. Buying Green Hat IBM hopes to offer more productive testing approaches and other benefits for such types of large scale software systems. Green Hat will be integrated into IBM Rational Solution.

Did CEP deliver for SOA and can it for Cloud?

by Mark Little on  Sep 11, 2011 10

At the peak of the SOA hype, Complex Event Processing (CEP) was hailed as SOAs "next big thing". Since then several CEP solutions have come and gone, and the term CEP is not used as much as it once was. Has it failed to deliver on initial claims or has it simply become a core part of most SOA infrastructures that we take it for granted? And does CEP have anything to offer the Cloud?

IMPACT11: 'Business Agility' With IBM's Latest WebSphere Advancements

by Mike Bria on  Apr 14, 2011

IBM's IMPACT 11 conference is underway this week hosting more than 8,000 business and IT leaders representing 60 countries, gathered to learn discuss how to "work smarter for better business outcomes". During the 4 day event, IBM revolves their unveiling of many new tools, products, solutions, and ideas around the one key message of enabling "Business Agility".

Red Hat's jBPM5 Brings a New API, New Tooling and Support for BPMN 2.0

by Charles Humble on  Mar 02, 2011 5

Red Hat's JBoss division recently announced the latest release of their Business Process Management System jBPM 5.0. It includes a completely revamped API, and adds a number of key features including support for the BPMN 2.0 specification, Eclipse tooling for developers, and web-based tooling for business users. InfoQ spoke to Kris Verlaenen, jBPM project lead, to find out more about the release.

Activiti 5.0 GA, the Apache 2 Licensed BPMN 2 Engine Released

by Josh Long on  Dec 02, 2010 3

Alfresco has just released version 5.0 GA of the Activiti engine, an Apache2 licensed BPMN 2.0 implementation. InfoQ talked with project lead Tom Baeyens on the new release. Tom is also the creator and former project lead for the jBPM project.

WSO2 releases Carbon Studio

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Nov 02, 2010

Open Source Software vendor, WSO2, released last month a comprehensive Eclipse-based development environment for its middleware platform. The tool simplifies the development, test and deployment of services, mediation flows and google gadgets.

Ruote: A Workflow Engine Written in Ruby

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Oct 18, 2010

Ruote is a workflow engine written in Ruby available under the MIT open source license. John Mettraux, the main contributor and founder of the project, recently released v2.1.11 along with Volute a simple state machine framework.

What’s Next for SOA?

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 13, 2010 5

Every several years there is a new wave of trying to predict SOA future. The new one is presented in a recent post by Joe McKendrick, discussing how SOA can morph into EA, cloud, EAI, BPM or all of them.

Model-Driven Development: Where are the Successes?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 21, 2010 22

Jon Whittle presented last week at the SPLC 2010 keynote, some findings on experiences from using model-based development. He reported that 83% of respondents to his survey "consider MDE a good thing". Yet, the industry is still looking for how to create successful Model-Driven approaches.

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