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Effektif, Tom Baeyens' Latest BPM Venture, Launches Cloud-Based Tool

by Charles Humble on  Jan 14, 2014

Effektif is launching version 1 of its cloud-based BPM product today. Effektif was started and is lead by Tom Baeyens, the original creator of JBoss' jBPM (acquired by Red Hat) and Activiti, owned by Alfresco. It was set up in partnership with Signavio who invested €1.2m to accelerate development, and who will also be selling the product using their existing channels.

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

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 15, 2012 4

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 2

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 2

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 2

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.

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.

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.

Alfresco Announces Activiti Project, an Apache 2 Licensed BPM Engine

by Josh Long on  May 22, 2010

Alfresco announces their open source, Apache 2 Licensed Business Process Managment engine, Activiti, with former jBPM lead Tom Baeyens at the helm.

Drools 5.0 Supports Workflow and Event Processing

by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 15, 2009

The latest version of Drools, an open source business logic integration platform, supports workflow and event processing. Drools development team recently announced the release of Drools 5.0 final version. The major shift is that Drools 5.0 focus is on a knowledge oriented system rather than just a rules oriented system. The new version has four modules called Guvnor, Expert, Fusion and Flow.

Fremantle and Weerawarana on WSO2's New OSGi-based SOA Platform

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 16, 2009 5

WSO2, the company behind many of the Apache foundation's Web services projects, has released new versions of most of its software, now running on an OSGi-based platform called "Carbon". InfoQ spoke to WSO2 co-founders Paul Fremantle and Sanjiva Weerawarana.

Workflows, Services and Models

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 09, 2008 1

In his new whitepaper, David Chappell takes a first look at the latest Microsoft technologies - WF 4.0, Dublin, and Oslo, explaining what these technologies are and more importantly, how they can be used together to create and run workflow-based, service-oriented, and model-driven applications.

BPM Products Consolidate Functionality For The Future

by Mark Little on  Oct 15, 2008 2

In a recent survey of Business Process Management vendors found agreement that BPM needs to automate all types of business processes in the future, with distinctions between things like workflow and straight-through processing disappearing. Another area of agreement was the need to base BPM around SOA.

Nova Bonita - Bonita 4.0 Released.

by Gavin Terrill on  Oct 06, 2008 2

Open source BPM provider Bonita have released version 4.0 of their flagship BPM product, after two years of development. The release includes major updates to the BPM console and designer. InfoQ spoke to Bonita about the release, and the state of the BPM market.

Article: Webber, Parastatidis and Robinson on "How to GET a Cup of Coffee"

by Stefan Tilkov on  Oct 02, 2008 17

In a new article, Jim Webber, Savas Parastatidis and Ian Robinson show how to drive an application's flow through the use of hypermedia in a RESTful application, using the well-known example from Gregor Hohpe's "Starbucks does not use Two-Phase-Commit" to illustrate how the Web's concepts can be used for integration purposes.

Oracle Unveils ts SOA Product Strategy

by Boris Lublinsky on  Aug 12, 2008

After the Oracle acquisition of BEA it was not clear how Oracle was going to integrate often competing SOA products in its and BEA’s portfolio. In his presentation last month David Shaffer, VP Product Managemen for, Oracle Integration, described the Oracle-BEA product Strategy and Roadmap for SOA, BPM, Governance and Events.

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