Java Business Process Engines
BPMN, CMMN, DMN

Flowable 6.4.0 release

October 2, 2018 | General | No comment

Where to get it: Download link: https://flowable.org/downloads.html Maven (or other): update your dependencies to version 6.4.0 The source code can be found on Github: https://github.com/flowable/flowable-engine/tree/flowable-6.4.0 Highlights A first version of process instance migration has been added to the Flowable BPMN Engine. In the RuntimeService you can now use the createProcessInstanceMigrationBuilder to define and execute the process instance … Read more

Multitenancy in Flowable

September 11, 2018 | General | No comment

Authors: José Antonio Álvarez, Simon Maier   The concept of multitenancy is widely mentioned in modern architectures, especially with the growth of cloud computing. Applications supporting multitenancy allow different organizations (or tenants) to share a single instance of software while keeping their data isolated from each other. Companies benefit in several ways from the multitenancy … Read more

Running Flowable on MongoDB

August 13, 2018 | General | No comment

Recently MongoDB released version 4.0 of its open-source NoSQL document-based database. One of the main new features is the support for multi-document transactions (https://docs.mongodb.com/manual/core/transactions/) with true ACID semantics, which means that it’s now possible to make changes to multiple JSON documents in different collections in one transaction. For the Flowable Engines this is super-interesting: the logic … Read more

Demystifying the Asynchronous Flag (II)

July 16, 2018 | General | No comment

Author: José Antonio Álvarez   Note: This post is a continuation of this one, as many readers have asked what happens when asynchronous jobs run out of retries. Handling of failed jobs After a job fails several times (depending on the configured number of retries [1]), the engine won’t execute it again. Instead, the job … Read more

Demystifying the Asynchronous Flag

July 3, 2018 | General | 1 comment

Author: José Antonio Álvarez Introduction Many process and case elements in Flowable have a property named “Asynchronous”. Although this property has a huge impact on the performance, reliability and even in the end-user experience, it is often ignored or unacknowledged. This blog is aimed to help modelers and developers understand its importance.   What does … Read more

Running Flowable on Cloud Foundry

June 11, 2018 | How To | No comment

Author: Valentin Zickner Introduction Flowable can be deployed in many ways (embedded in an application, microservice or other architecture; standalone as a REST server, etc.) and on many types of environments. One of the core design decisions of Flowable is that we take no opinion on how and where to run it, as we don’t … Read more

Process debugger

May 30, 2018 | General | 2 comments

Author: Martin Grofčík The flowable 6.3.1 release brings a lot of new features. One that can attract the attention of modelers is the experimental process debugger. To make your first steps with the process debugger, you need to enable process debugging by setting the property flowable.experimental.debugger.enabled to true (e.g by JVM option -Dflowable.experimental.debugger.enabled=true in flowable-task application) and start … Read more

Flowable 6.3.1 release

May 22, 2018 | General | No comment

Author: Tijs Rademakers Where to get it: Download link: https://flowable.org/downloads.html Maven (or other): update your dependencies to version 6.3.1 The source code can be found on Github: https://github.com/flowable/flowable-engine/tree/flowable-6.3.1   Highlights Introduction of an app engine, so apps are now a first class citizen and the process engine is not misused any more to handle app deployments. When … Read more

The road to Spring Boot 2.0

April 11, 2018 | General, Spring | 2 comments

Author: Filip Hrisafov The road to Spring Boot 2.0 and our overhauled starters began during our hackathon in Valencia. Together with Spring core committers, we have provided auto-configuration support from the very first release of Spring Boot. The first commit for the initial support was actually done on 31st of May 2014 (just 2 months after the first … Read more

Flowable 6.3.0 release

April 4, 2018 | Release | 3 comments

Author: Tijs Rademakers Flowable 6.3.0 has turned out to be a big release with many new features (and even more fixes). Many thanks to all the community contributors that participated in the release and a special shout-out to Pascal Schumacher, Zach Visagie, Robert Hafner, Christophe Deneux and Seif El Deen Khaled Where to get it: … Read more

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