woensdag 18 juni 2008

jBPM jPDL 3.2.3 Released

It has taken us a while but we finally released the 3.2.3 release of jBPM jPDL. As you might expect with a service release, most of the changes and updates concern bug fixes and usability enhancements.

You can find the list of all the changes in the release notes, but these are a few highlights:
  1. Better enterprise support: A number of reported issues regarding this have been fixed. Also there is a new chapter in the documentation describing how to use the Java EE Server Facilities that jBPM jPDL offers.
  2. Web Service front end: The codebase now includes a starting point for those who wish to expose services of the jBPM jPDL engine as a web service. It offers limited functionality such as starting a process and continuing its execution, but interested parties can take it from there and further build on top of it. You'll find the build instructions in the jpdl/ws subfolder of the distribution and the deployment instructions in the documentation.
  3. Inclusion of GPD 3.1.3.SP2: The biggest improvement of the SP2 over the earlier released 3.1.3 release is that the code completion in the source page is working again.
You can download the new release from our download pages. Please use the forum to ask any questions and our JIRA to post any issues.


jBPM @ SOA World 2008 East

I will present a talk on the use of jBPM as a lightweight SOA solution at the upcoming SOA World conference in New York City. If you are a delegate at the conference you are of course most welcome to attend my presentation. But if you happen to just live in the neighborhood and want to have a beer with me in the evening and/or talk about our beloved workflow engine, feel free to drop me an email.


dinsdag 6 mei 2008

jBPM jPDL GPD 3.1.3 Released

I just did this release. It contains only a few fixes and one new feature. JBoss ESB users will nevertheless be happy to see that the ESB service node now uses the correct syntax. Also the support for the asynchronous ESB Notifier will probably please them.


dinsdag 11 maart 2008

New jBPM Website!

I am proud to present the new jBPM website. Some of you might already have seen this as it is online since last Friday. The main idea was to have a central 'landing' page that provides an easy and attractive entry to our site. Each subproject (jPDL, BPEL, PVM, GPD, ...) has now its own page and a context sensitive menu that will direct users directly to the correct location when they want to download a release, file an issue or checkout the sources. Of course our new logo is prominently present on these new pages.

While it is online, a small number of glitches still need to be fixed. Amongst these the demo page and the community page which are still under construction and the overview page. If you find other defects or want to provide feedback, I encourage you to do so by using the forum or dropping me an email directly at koen at jbpm dot org.

Finally I want to mention that this was teamwork and I want to thank everybody involved: Tom Baeyens for reviewing and providing a lot of the content; Alejandro Guizar, Fady Matar and Heiko Braun for the input and feedback; Mark Newton for giving me a jump start on the use of the content management system; Adam Warski for answering all my stupid questions; James Cobb for the layout jobs and the image polishing; and last but not least Cheyenne Weaver for the design of our wonderful new logos.

I hope you will enjoy visiting our site in the future!


woensdag 5 maart 2008

EclipseCon JBoss Tools BoF

Max Andersen and me will host a bird of a feather session at EclipseCon. The title is 'Seam support in Eclipse' but there will be plenty of room to talk about jBPM, JSF and other technologies related to Seam.
As always with a BoF the session will be very informal an interactive. It will be an excellent opportunity to talk to us about things that you like or don't like or to ask us really nasty questions. The session starts at 7:30 pm on Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom GHAB. It is supposed to last 1 hour and 15 minutes but I wouldn't be surprised if it continues in the bar afterwards. You will find the details here. I hope you will all find the time to come and chat with us.

While I am writing this, I will take the time to plug Max's other talks. He will do a short talk on Tuesday about extending the JBoss Tools Visual Editor, a short talk about JBoss Seam and Eclipse on Wednesday and a long talk on Thursday about the Eclipse plugins for Seam, JSF and JBoss AS. If he would be competing with me I would not do it, but now I can only strongly encourage you to attend his talks. ;-)


donderdag 21 februari 2008

jBPM Comes to EclipseCon

For the ones of you that have already seen the EclipseCon schedule this is probably old news but I still wanted to point out that there will be two jBPM talks at this fine conference this year. First of all there is a short talk where I will present the rapid prototyping capabilities of jPDL. This talk is scheduled on Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 10:40 and hopefully it will wet your appetite for the long talk a day later. This long talk is scheduled on Thursday morning from 11:10 till noon and will show how you can use jPDL as a lightweight approach for applying a service oriented architecture to your applications.

Besides these two jBPM related talks, I will host a tutorial session on Monday morning from 10:30 till 12:30 which is an introduction to the Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework.

If you are coming to EclipseCon and want to talk to me and/or have a beer with me, don't hesitate to stop by at one of my sessions or simply drop me an email.


dinsdag 15 januari 2008

jBPM @ Solutions Linux

I will be in Paris on January 30th to give a presentation on jBPM at the 'Solutions Linux' conference. The presentation will be held in French. So if you understand that beautiful language and are in the neighborhood, you are very welcome to attend. Next to my own presentation, there will be a number of other presentations by my colleagues at Red Hat. You find the details here.
Hopefully I'll see you all in Paris.


donderdag 10 januari 2008

ESB Service Node in jBPM jPDL GPD 3.1.2

I just released GPD 3.1.2. Obviously a number of bugs are fixed with this release but there is also an interesting novelty. This new addition is an ESB service node that allows you to call a service in the JBoss ESB.

The three screenshots above show how this node is laid out and configured on the graphical view. The screenshot below shows the XML that is generated in the source view.

This release will be included in the upcoming release of the JBoss SOA platform. The details are found in the release notes. You can download it at the usual spot.