Activiti (software)

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Activiti
Developer(s) Alfresco and the Activiti community
Stable release 5.15[1] / 21 March 2014[1]
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type workflow engine
License Apache License 2.0[2]
Website http://www.activiti.org

Activiti is an open-source workflow engine written in Java that can execute business processes described in BPMN 2.0.


History[edit]

In March 2010, Tom Baeyens and Joram Barrez, the two key developers for jBPM left Red Hat and started Activiti as employees of Alfresco.[3] Activiti is based on their workflow experience with jBPM, but is a new code base, not based on any previous jBPM code.

The first version of Activiti was 5.0, to indicate that product is the continuation of experience they gained via jBPM 1 through 4.[4]

Components[edit]

The project is actually a suite of applications that work together:

  • Modeler, a web-based graphical workflow authoring interface based on Signavio
  • Designer, an Eclipse plug-in for developing workflows
  • Engine, the core workflow processor
  • Explorer, a web tool to deploy process definitions, start new process instances and carry-out work on workflows
  • Cycle, a web app for collaboration between business users and software engineers

Alternative Modeling GUI[edit]

The Yaoqiang BPMN Editor (FLOSS, GPLv3) can connect to the Activiti engine and thus can be used as a graphical workflow authoring interface, as an alternative to Activiti Modeler.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Activiti downloads
  2. ^ Activiti FAQ, Why Apache license?
  3. ^ Process Developments: Alfresco Creates Activiti from Tom Baeyens blog
  4. ^ Activiti FAQ, Why is the first version called 5.0?

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