Thursday, May 22, 2014

London Community Event (May 26th - 30th)

During next week a large percentage of the Drools team, some of the jBPM team and some community members will be meeting in London (Chiswick). There won’t be any presentations, we’ll just be in a room hacking, designing, exchanging ideas and planing. This is open to community members who wish to contribute towards Drools or jBPM, and want help with those contributions. This also includes people working on open source or academic projects that utilise Drools or jBPM. Email Mark (mproctor at codehaus d0t org) if you want to attend, our locations may very (but within chiswick) each day.

We will not be able to make the day time available to people looking for general Drools or jBPM guidance (unless you want to buy us all lunch ;)). But we will be organising evenings things (like bowling) and could make Wed or Thu evening open to people wanting general chats and advice. Email Mark if you’re interested, and after discussing with the team, we’ll let you know.

Those currently attending:
Mark Proctor (mon-fri) Group architect
Edson Tirelli (mon-fri) Drools backend, and project lead
Mario Fusco (mon-fri) Drools backend
Davide Sottara (wed-fri) Drools backend
Alex Porcelli (mon-fri) Drools UI
Michael Anstis (thu-fri) Drools UI
Kris Verlaenen (wed-thu) jBPM project lead
Mauricio Salatino (mon-fri) jBPM tasks and general UI
Jeremy Lindop (wed-thu) jBPM designer (new hire)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Deep Dive into jBPM6 video (Red Hat Summit 2014) available

The recording of my Red Hat Summit 2014 presentation and demo is now available.

It gives a quick introduction on jBPM6, a demo of the web-based tooling and then a deep dive in some of the details on the new jBPM execution server.

Enjoy !

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Embedding process forms in your application

Pere has shared some details on a new feature he's working on for the jBPM 6.1 release, i.e. the ability to embed a form (to start a process or to complete a task) as part of your own application.

With jBPM6, a new form modeler allows you to graphically design your process and task forms (using a WYSIWYG style of editor, dragging an dropping text fields, labels, etc. to create your form).  These forms are then used in the jbpm-console to typically ask the end user for input (when you start a process or complete a task).

For example, this form was designed to allow users to request a mortgage by starting the mortgage process.

Pere is developing a simple REST service that will generate a URL that you can use to show the form (that you designed as part of the process) in an iframe in your own application as well.  It also includes a simple JavaScript API you can use to communicate with the form.

Keep an eye on his blog, as this is just part 1, more details to follow.  Feedback welcome.