The Zeebe Blog

Announcing the Zeebe 0.16 Release

by Mike Winters on Mar 18 2019 in Releases.

The Zeebe team is happy to announce the 0.16 release. You can download Zeebe 0.16 from the release page on Github. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the highlights from the release and share other project updates. Questions? Feedback? The Community page on our website lists a number of ways that you can get in touch with us. We monitor and respond to messages on the Slack group and user forum on an ongoing basis, and we’d love to hear from you. Read more…

'How Does Zeebe Compare to X?': An Evaluation Framework

by Mike Winters on Mar 12 2019 in Zeebe Resources.

We often get questions about how Zeebe is the same as or different from other tools and frameworks that can be used to orchestrate workflows. These “other tools” include:

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Announcing the Zeebe 0.15 Release: Start Events, Boundary Events, and More

by Mike Winters on Feb 12 2019 in Releases.

The Zeebe team is happy to announce the 0.15 release. You can download Zeebe 0.15 from the release page on Github. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the highlights from the release and share other project updates. Questions? Feedback? The Community page on our website lists a number of ways that you can get in touch with us. We monitor and respond to messages on the Slack group and user forum on an ongoing basis, and we’d love to hear from you. Read more…

Zeebe in 2018: The Year In Review

by Mike Winters on Dec 18 2018 in Community.

As the year comes to a close, we’ll take a moment to review what was accomplished in Zeebe in 2018 and discuss what’s next to come.

2018 was an exciting year with many new features and significant conceptual updates that changed the scope of Zeebe. We’ll cover both in this post, and we’ll also talk about our efforts to spread the word about Zeebe around the globe.

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Writing an Apache Kafka Connector for Zeebe (And A Working Prototype)

by Bernd Rücker on Dec 13 2018 in Zeebe Resources.

Bernd Rücker is a co-founder and developer advocate at Camunda.

With Zeebe.io we provide a horizontally scalable workflow engine completely open source. We face a lot of customer scenarios where Zeebe needs to be connected to Apache Kafka (or the Confluent Platform).

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The Microservices Workflow Automation Cheat Sheet

by Bernd Rücker on Dec 12 2018 in Best Practices.

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Bernd Rücker’s blog and was cross-posted here with Bernd’s permission. Thanks Bernd! Your company might want to go for a microservice architecture and apply workflow automation (I do not go into the motivation why in this blog post, but you might want to read about 5 Workflow Automation Use Cases You Might Not Have Considered or BizDevOps — the true value proposition of workflow engines. Read more…

Announcing the Zeebe 0.14 Release and a Year-End Zeebe Webinar

by Mike Winters on Dec 6 2018 in Releases.

The Zeebe team is excited to announce the 0.14 release. You can download 0.14 from the release page on Github. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the highlights from the release and other project updates. We’d also like to let you know that next Thursday, December 13, we’ll be hosting a Zeebe webinar where we discuss recent Zeebe features and what’s coming next. You can register for the webinar here. Read more…

Generating a Zeebe-Python Client Stub in Less Than An Hour: A gRPC + Zeebe Tutorial

by Mike Winters and Sebastian Menski on Nov 30 2018 in Inside Zeebe.

The high points: Starting in Zeebe 0.12, Zeebe clients communicate with brokers via a stateless gRPC gateway, with Protocol Buffers used as the interface design language and message interchange format. gRPC makes it easy to generate a “client stub” in any of ten supported programming languages; this means it’s possible to use Zeebe in applications written in not only Java and Go–the languages with officially-supported Zeebe clients–but also Python, Ruby, C#, PHP, and more. Read more…

Announcing the Zeebe 0.13 Release (Plus Other Project Updates)

by Mike Winters on Nov 12 2018 in Releases.

The Zeebe team is excited to announce the 0.13 release. You can download 0.13 from the release page on Github. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the highlights from the release and other general project updates. Questions? Feedback? The Community page on our website lists a number of ways that you can get in touch with us. We monitor and respond to messages on the Slack group and support forum on an regular basis, and we’d love to hear from you. Read more…

Event-Driven Orchestration: Message Events and Message Correlation in Zeebe

by Mike Winters on Nov 9 2018 in Inside Zeebe.

Zeebe 0.12 supports message events, making it easy to use Zeebe as part of an event-driven architecture; workflow instances can to respond to events published by external systems. And Zeebe handles all of the heavy lifting related to correlating a message to a workflow instance: buffering incoming messages, opening a subscription to receive messages that match with active workflow instances, and correlating a message (when one exists) to a workflow instance that has arrived at a message event. Read more…