• Democratizing Education with Process Automation

    How did Fundacred, a non-profit organization democratizing access to education throughout Brazil, evolve quickly to meet the needs of students during the COVID 19 crisis and beyond? For more than 40 years Fundacred has been committed to developing Brazil’s education at all levels of learning, through management and self-financing platforms that enable students to access loans to help them through their studies. Processing loan applications quickly and accurately is critical to both customer experience and business efficiency, but the legacy tech stack at the 45 year old not-for-profit didn’t keep pace with its evolving needs. Samuel Domingues, IT Manager – Information Technology, and his team saw that they needed to create a clear and mapped system of business process and...

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  • Traceable Test Coverage for all process stakeholders

    Dominik Horn is Co-Founder of FlowSquad — specialists in process automation and individual software development. You may know Dominik through his COVID-19 pandemic work, where FlowSquad teamed up with RemedyMatch, to implement Camunda as the backend of its logistics solution, quickly and accurately matching thousands of protective items with the people who need them each day. In this guest post, Dominik explains why FlowSquad has developed a platform that ensures traceability for all stakeholders and seamless integration into your CI/CD infrastructure: In software development, test coverage is an essential indicator of the quality of an application. Only through comprehensive and systematic testing can errors be detected and fixed early on. For this reason, there are numerous test libraries for almost...

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  • Publishing “Practical Process Automation”

    A Book about Orchestration and Integration in Microservices and Cloud-Native Architectures In today’s IT architectures, microservices and serverless functions play an increasingly important role. But how can you create meaningful, comprehensive, and connected business solutions if the individual components are decoupled and independent by design? How does this all affect business processes and process automation? I’ve been thinking about this question for a long time now, and I discussed it with many customers in real-life scenarios. This resulted in many blog posts, conference talks and articles. This again led to countless discussions, that showed one thing clearly: We need guidance. Today I am thrilled to announce that I’ve condensed my experience (and of course the whole Camunda team’s to some extent) in...

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  • Highlights from the Summer Hackdays 2020

    The Camuda hackdays are a wonderful time of year where the people in the company who like to code spend about three days working on their own fun passion projects, either in a team or by themselves. These projects have often become the catalyst for new features and community extensions. This year we had more people than ever joining for the hackdays and of course for the first time we did it fully remote! Supported by a lovely care package from the wonderful Camunda backoffice team. Hence all the lovely hats in the pictures below!  More than 20 teams gathered together. At the end of the three days we got to watch each team present their project. The kinds of...

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  • Announcing Hacktoberfest 2020

    We’re excited to announce that Camunda will be participating in Hacktoberfest this October! Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of all things open source, created by DigitalOcean and 2020 will be their 7th year running this amazing event. Last year saw more than 60,000 challenge completions with a total of 482,182 pull requests opened, and this year should prove to be even larger. This is Camunda’s first year participating in Hacktoberfest and we’re looking forward to being a part of an event that promotes involvement in, and contribution to, open source projects. Open source aligns to many of the ideals that Camunda stands for, including open communication, collaboration, transparency, and community-oriented development. So whether you’re a beginner or an expert coder,...

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  • The Pulse of Process Automation

    This year has redefined ‘business as usual’ and we wanted to gauge how process automation was playing in a role in 2020 and beyond. So when our global community gathered for CamundaCon LIVE 2020.1 in April, we ran a global pulse survey with 160 attendees — from Germany and the USA, to South Africa and Ecuador — and we asked everything, from how COVID-19 had impacted business, to where they saw the future of process automation.  Here’s what we discovered: Are you interested in learning more about the future of process automation? Join us for CamundaCon LIVE 2020.2 this October 8-9th, to hear first-hand from leading enterprises, from Deutsche Telekom to the University of Pennsylvania, on how they are using...

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  • How CMMN never lived up to its...

    Even before the Object Management Group (OMG) had released the CMMN Specification in 2014, Camunda had already started building a CMMN engine. In the years that followed, we invested in symbol support, modeling capabilities, and admin tools.  But after a couple of years, we decided that we would not be adding any more CMMN features to Camunda and that it will simply be maintained but not fully supported. This post is about the experience Camunda and its Community had with the CMMN standard and how this led to the choices we made to first embrace and then distance ourselves from CMMN.  The Promise of CMMN Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN) was introduced as a direct result of the massive...

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  • 39 pieces of unsolicited advice for Software...

    Johannes Hansen is the Senior Director of Process Automation & Technology at Lufthansa, and a long-time Camunda user. You might have seen him presenting Prediction is Nothing Without Fulfilment at CamundaCon Berlin 2019, or met him at one of our Meetups. His advice for Software Engineering Managers, whether they've been more than 20 years in the job, or are fresh out of university, is not to be missed:

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