Karina Varela

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Kogito tooling for friendly DMN and BPMN visualization on GitHub

Kogito tooling for friendly DMN and BPMN visualization on GitHub

Business automation is highly dependent on the development of business processes and rules that are easily understood by anyone involved with the project. To achieve this goal, the KIE and Kogito teams choose to adopt the usage of patterns defined by OMG as the triple crown of process management:

  • DMN — Decision Model and Notation
  • BPMN — Business Process Model and Notation
  • CMMN — Case Management Model and Notation

With this new BPMN and DMN Chrome extension, you can finally see business processes and rules directly on GitHub.

If you work with business automation projects, you are probably familiar with these standards. Additionally, you’ve probably been frustrated by facing a huge XML file while trying to see the latest changes or checking a business asset on GitHub. If that is your case, you will probably love this Chrome extension: It allows users to see business processes and business rules versioned as BPMN and DMN files directly on the GitHub webpage.

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Kogito for Quarkus intelligent applications

Kogito for Quarkus intelligent applications

The Quarkus project is becoming quite popular among developers. Quarkus provides a fast-dev environment, and it has already a set of libraries, standards, and frameworks that are made available through extensions like RestEasy, Panache, SmallRye, Keycloak, and Kafka. Additionally, you can start using Kogito today to create intelligent Quarkus applications.

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Good news: Business automation is not about SOA

Good news: Business automation is not about SOA

This is not an article about service-oriented architecture (SOA); neither is it a business process management (BPM) article. This article is about how business automation can change the way you create software.

At a first, developers and architects tend to associate the use of BPM suites (or business-oriented architecture) with SOA. This behavior immediately leads to an incorrect bias about the subject.

C-suite executives understand: Transform—or be suppressed by new, disruptive, technology-driven startups. In 2019, business automation is a key transformation that executives will seek in order to improve business performance and lower costs. However, some technology teams are not very open to it. Why?

In the past, BPM suites have been used as big centralized orchestrators for services, external systems, and human tasks. JBoss SOA Platform, released in 2008, is an example of such an integration platform. Unfortunately, this kind of application does not fit new cloud- and microservices-oriented architectures. The good news is that business automation evolved and can help teams to reach the next step in DevOps: BizDevOps.

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