We're back after a couple of weeks break and where to start? The obvious candidate is BPM because the team seem to be dominating the feeds recently! The BPM product architect and jBPM project lead, Kris Verlaenen, has been prolific with a series of articles about the bpmNEXT conference he is presenting at. Take a look because there are some interesting perspectives on where BPM in general is going in the future. Kris has an introductory article here too. And related to BPM, Maciej has written about a fairly common requirement, how to send emails from within a process with a nice worked example. In an earlier article, Maciej also took the time to show the new Case Management Showcase application in the BPM workbench.
Not to be outdone, the Hawkular team have a few important announcements. They had a talk at CloudNativeCon in Berlin.
But then there was the announcement that we are getting involved with the Jaeger project!
"This new version of Jaeger provides very similar functionality to Zipkin, which is focused on visualising individual traces. It does not have the aggregated views currently supported in Hawkular APM - however from discussions with the Jaeger project, they are keen to be able to provide aggregated views. Therefore we have made the decision that, rather than refactor the Hawkular APM project’s model to be more OpenTracing compatible, it makes more sense to collaborate on the Jaeger project."
Keep watching this space for further updates!
A few more noteworthy announcements and articles in the last couple of weeks include:
- a couple of JUG presentations on Elasticsearch in Strasbourg and AppDev in the Cloud in Boston;
- Sanne on how Hibernate Search now speaks Elasticsearch;
- Dynamic routing in a serverless manner with Vert.x;
- An article by some of the Red Hat middleware team, the Apache Maven chair and others on deficiencies with Jigsaw;
OK, that's it for this week. See you next time!