New Release

jBPM gets down to business with 5.2 release

Chris Mayer

New features aplenty for open source Java BPM suite

JBoss’ open source Business Process Management suite has received a fresh renovation. Aimed to be the bridge between analysts and developers, jBPM 5.2 boasts some impressive new features in this release such as a domain-specific service repository, advancements on the web-based process developer and some much-needed support for the championed application server JBoss AS7

With jBPM 5.2, users can import existing services from their repository and then integrate into their process. Below shows how a special imported Twitter task can be integrated simply into a process, via the graphical interface.

Fortunately, the jBPM team have provided an comprehensive video that details the improvements made on the web-based process side of the operation.

jBPM5 is the latest community version of the jBPM project. jBPM is a pure Java, light-weight, extensible workflow engine that can run in any Java environment, be used as a service or be embedded as an application in larger systems.  It is based on the BPMN 2.0 specification and supports the entire life cycle of the business process (from authoring through execution to monitoring and management). 

Documentation for the release is available. The team advise newcomers to download the full installer and follow the installer documentation, to guide you through the tools with a simple example. You can also import the examples module to have look at the numerous examples included in there. They’ve also promised a few adjustments in the coming weeks too.

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