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Last week we started a round of refinements and platform upgrades. We defined the path for the 7.0.x Release train (7.0.x branch in our repositories) and 7.1.x Release train (develop branch in our repositories). We started to look into 7.1.0.M1 release and we are trying to set the scope right to provide refinements that will enable easy integration for other projects.  

 

@CTI777Worked on issue  #2272 (Missing audit event api's for signals)

@igdianovworked on quickstarts improvements and HELM charts refinements
@almericoWorking on docker images changes. Jdk 8 backward compatibility. Working 7.0.x pipeline creation.

@miguelruizdevworked on clean up/data extraction mechanism for RB.

@ryandawsonukResolved a timing problem with a non-deterministic test. Reviewed and merged several key changes to cloud charts andsubmitted new version of PR to port to alfresco identity service. Worked with almerico to upgrade the jenkins-x version on the clusters.

@erdemedeirosupdated pom configuration to get code coverage for cloud projects published again (https://github.com/Activiti/activiti-cloud-build/pull/82); worked to get XML BPMN file published to query service alongside with process definition (work in progress).

@constantin-ciobotaruFixed 2532(The exported project with a previous imported process model has wrong process id in extensions json file) and 2533(Reimporting a previously exported process can end up in having two processes with different names but the same bpmn id)

@salaboyworked on testing JDK 8 and triaging for SR1. Also updated docs and improved diagrams and broken sections in our gitbook.

 

Get in touch if you want to contribute: https://gitter.im/Activiti/Activiti7

We are looking forward to mentor people on the technologies that we are using to submit their first Pull Request

Last week it was all about the GA release. We worked hard to improve our coverage and acceptance test to make sure that we reduce the potential issues after releasing. You can find more about the GA release here, and you can keep track of the Service Release 1 (SR1) that will follow if critical issues are found. We improved our getting started guidesand simplify the deployment steps to make sure that you can get all the services up and running with a single HELM command.

Moving forward we started planning the 7.1 Release Train so feel free to get in touch via Gitter/Twitter/Email if you are interested in being part of those planning sessions.

@CTI777Worked on following issues: #2465, #1862, #2272 (Missing audit event api's for signals)

@igdianov
Completed PRs:

@almerico  Made pr to JenkinsX, pipelines configurations.

@miguelruizdevworked on the coverage of LIKE operator in Query, identified redundancy of description field in process at the cloud level and fixed edge case of standalone tasks variable retrieval in Query (2514)

@ryandawsonukworked on the GA release.

@erdemedeirosfinished work on connector variable mapping (https://github.com/Activiti/Activiti/issues/2213) for both non-cloud and cloud implementations. Provided examples for it.

@constantin-ciobotaruFixed process variable mapping json format (2483), added process id in process extension json file (2497), updated aps to work with activiti modeling 7.0.0.GA, worked for fixing swagger in case of jackson mixin in api models (2456)

@salaboyworked with @ryandawsonukand @erdemedeirosto polish the last issues around 7.0.0.GA and we did the release.

Get in touch if you want to contribute: https://gitter.im/Activiti/Activiti7

We are looking forward to mentor people on the technologies that we are using to submit their first Pull Request

I am happy to announce that Activiti Cloud 7.0.0.GAhas been released! After a hard year of work we are closing this first iteration providing building blocks to create Business Automation applications in a Cloud Native approach.

Activiti Cloud 7.0.0.GA is providing a Business Automation layer for Kubernetes, building on top of Spring Boot (2.x), Spring Cloud Greenwich (RELEASE) and Docker containers.

We are quite excited to see how the community pick up these components to build all sorts of business applications. We are very keen to help community members to get started and see which Open Source project integrations make sense for the future.

You can consume all the Activiti Cloud artifacts from Maven Central:

 

<dependencyManagement>
<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.activiti.cloud.dependencies</groupId>
<artifactId>activiti-cloud-dependencies</artifactId>
<version>7.0.0.GA</version>
<scope>import</scope>
<type>pom</type>
</dependency>
</dependencies>
</dependencyManagement>

 

In this GA release you will find the following Spring Boot Starters to create your own domain specific services using our Cloud Native Building Blocks:

  • Runtime Bundle Spring Boot Starter (internal release 7.0.128)
    • Contains Activiti Core 7.0.0.GA (internal release 7.0.127)
  • Cloud Connectors Spring Boot Starter (internal release 7.0.74)
  • Query Service Spring Boot Starter (internal release 7.0.106)
  • Audit Service Spring Boot Starter (internal release 7.0.81)
  • Modeling Backend Spring Boot Starter (internal release 7.0.99)
  • Application ServiceSpring Boot Starter  - Beta (internal release 7.0.64)
  • Notification Service Spring Boot Starter - Beta (internal release 7.0.16)
    • GraphQL endpoint and Subscriptions

All these Spring Boot Starters are based on Spring Boot 2.1.2 and Spring Cloud Greenwich RELEASE and all the artifacts are compiled to work with JDK11.

 

As part of this release we are also providing the first iteration of our new Activiti Modeler Application, where you can model your business processes and export them in Projects.

 

You can also deploy our Example HELM charts in your favourite cloud providers or On-Premise Kubernetes installation by following our Getting Started Guide:

https://activiti.gitbook.io/activiti-7-developers-guide/getting-started/getting-started-activiti-cloud

Or follow our 5 steps deployment:

  1. helm install stable/nginx-ingress --version 1.1.2
  2. kubectl get services (Look for the Ingress Service EXTERNAL IP, it might take a minute)
  3. helm repo add activiti-cloud-charts http://activiti.github.io/activiti-cloud-charts
  4. helm repo update
  5. helm install —name awesome  activiti-cloud-charts/activiti-cloud-full-example —set global.gateway.domain=<ingress external ip>.nip.io —namespace=salaboy

We are also providing some Jenkins Xquickstarts that you can use to leverage CI/CD from day one, we believe that as part of our Cloud Native transformation, CI/CD becomes a fundamental practice for our day to day operations.

https://github.com/Activiti?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=quickstart

A blog post is coming to demonstrate how to leverage these quickstart if you are using Jenkins X.

Moving forward, a new roadmap blog post is being create to share what the focus will be for Activiti Cloud 7.1.x release train.

 

If you are interested in the future of the project you can take a look at our presentation at DevCon:

 

The future of Activiti Cloud @ DevCon 2019 

Last week we work hard on improving acceptance tests coverage and rest endpoint refiningments. As you can see there was a quite active week all over the place. We got great contributions from @daisuke-yoshimotorefining warning and runtime behaviour for our services. Our pipelines are improving every week and we are fine tuning our services to boot up even faster. This week is going to be all about wrapping the first GA release, there is still a lot of work to do, but we are confident that we can release the first cut of the Activiti Cloud Cloud Native approach. We are confident that we can use this release as base layer to keep improving and adding functionalities.

 

@daisuke-yoshimotoworked on adding warning if process has the async=true property

@CTI777Worked on following API issues mostly in runtime bundle and query service: #2390, #2439, #1953, #2381, #1954, #2464

@Cristian Florescuworked on update instance variables (https://github.com/Activiti/Activiti/issues/2445): done; worked on acc tests for updating instance variables (https://github.com/Activiti/Activiti/issues/2465): wip

@almerico 

Working on reliability of pipelines  #2430,#2454,#2472,#247,#2327,#2269,#2446

@igdianov
Completed PRs:

WIP:

@miguelruizdevworked on the addition of admin endpoints across our services to delete standalone tasks.

@ryandawsonukupgraded app versions of spring cloud, boot and spring cloud kubernetes. Worked through the projects resolving the problems. Merged various PRs in activiti-cloud-charts and tested the resulting charts on different clusters.

@erdemedeirosworked on connector variable mapping (https://github.com/Activiti/Activiti/issues/2213): almost done for activiti core; some work still remaining for runtime bundle.

@constantin-ciobotaruAdded connector model types, connectors validation, testing modeler app FE + BE

@salaboyworked on defining Variables Mapping backend work and tagged interfaces for Deprecation and Internal usage. Also reviewed around 40+ PRs.

Get in touch if you want to contribute: https://gitter.im/Activiti/Activiti7

We are looking forward to mentor people on the technologies that we are using to submit their first Pull Request

Last week we had an amazing time in Alfresco DevCon 2019in Edinburgh. We had a lot of face to face discussions about what is going to be priority right after the GA release. We have identified some areas that we need to improve and some services that we need to expand to provide a better experience. We also touch on integrations with other Open Source projects such as JHipster, Istio and KNative. Some RFC blog post are coming right after we wrap up the GA release.

 

@daisuke-yoshimotois working on Integrate Modeling Service's backend and frontend into one Docker container.

@CTI777Worked on following issues: #2417 Add RB admin get task by id endpoint, #2420 Add acceptance tests to new admin REST endpoints, #2396 Add tests for datetime fields for filters, #2439 Add filter for standalone tasks

@almericoWorked on helm charts and Docker image optimizations.

@igdianovworking on quickstart for activiti cloud applications with JX

@miguelruizdevworked on creating  conformance tests for variables in processes and tasks.

@ryandawsonukgot the trending topics UI working against ttc-chart, created PR to add notifications to the backend in ttc-chart,presented at DevCon.

@erdemedeirospresented and attended DevCon. Reviewed and merged pull requests related to new admin REST endpoints.

@salaboyhad fun at DevCon while reviewing PRs :)

 

Get in touch if you want to contribute: https://gitter.im/Activiti/Activiti7

We are looking forward to mentor people on the technologies that we are using to submit their first Pull Request

salaboy

Activiti Cloud @ DevCon 2019

Posted by salaboy Employee Feb 1, 2019

We had an amazing time here in Edinburgh, Scotland with the Alfresco community. We (Elias de Medeiros and myself) presented what we are planning to do in 2019 and we announced live in the stage Activiti Cloud RC1. Ryan Dawson presented a quick tour around the main features in Activiti Cloud and the path to the Cloud from Activiti Core. It really felt great to come full circle, after presenting our ideas of Activiti Cloud a year ago in Lisbon, we proved that we are going in the right direction and that we can deliver a major version in a year time. We have learnt a lot on this journey and 2019 will be all about solidifying these learnings in actual code/services being released every month.

Slides

The future of Activiti Cloud OSS (Elias De Medeiros/Salaboy)

 

https://www.slideshare.net/salaboy/the-future-of-activiti-cloud-devcon-2019

 

 

As part of the presentation I've introduced a new (draft) Activiti Cloud Applications Operator with a set of (Kubernetes) Custom Resource Definition that you can find here: https://github.com/salaboy/activiti-cloud-apps-operator

A whirlwind tour of Activiti 7 (Ryan Dawson)

 

Whirlwind tour of Activiti 7 by Ryan Dawson 

 

Hackathon GraphQL notifications

During the hackathon the awesome work of Ryan Dawson and Igor Dianov to integrate GraphQL into our Trending Topics Campaigns example. The following video show how our Trending Topics Campaign Example is now also using graphQL subscriptions to be notified about Runtime Bundle events. You can see in the GraphIQL UI a subscription looking for all the PROCESS_COMPLETED events, which are pushed from the service side.

We will be working hard on our GA release so please feel free to get in touch with feedback in Gitter and test our latest RC1 release.