The Zeebe Blog

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 .

Please note that this blog post has not been updated since its original publication to reflect changes to Zeebe’s gateway.proto file.

The general approach for creating a stub that we show here still applies to newer versions of Zeebe, but you may need to make a few modifications depending on which Zeebe version you’re using.

The high points:

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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…

Zeebe, Event-Driven Architectures, and More: Talk Recordings from Kafka Summit SF and CamundaCon

by Mike Winters on Oct 25 2018 in Inside Zeebe .

It’s been a busy past month for the Zeebe team here at Camunda. At the end of September, we took the stage at CamundaCon, our annual user conference, and in mid-October, we traveled to San Francisco to give a presentation at Kafka Summit.

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Announcing the Zeebe 0.12 Release: Message Correlation, Parallel Processing, and More

by Mike Winters on Oct 16 2018 in Releases .

The Zeebe team is excited to announce the 0.12 release. To get started with Zeebe 0.12, please see our installation guide.

It’s been 3 months since the Zeebe 0.11 release, and we’ve been hard at work adding new BPMN symbols that will enable Zeebe to support a range of new use cases.

The 0.12 release also includes a number of architectural changes to Zeebe that make it a much simpler system that’s more focused on its core use case: high-throughput, low-latency workflow automation.

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An Overview of Conceptual Changes in Zeebe 0.12

by Mike Winters on Oct 16 2018 in Releases .

If you’ve already read the Zeebe 0.12 release announcement, then you know that in addition to significant advancements in BPMN support, Zeebe 0.12 includes changes to the scope of the problem that Zeebe solves and introduces a couple of new concepts.

In this post, we’ll walk through those changes in more detail so that it’s clear what’s different about Zeebe and why we’ve decided to take a different approach.

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What's New In Zeebe: BPMN Symbol Support, Zeebe + Apache Kafka, New Conference Talks, and More

by Mike Winters on Sep 27 2018 in What's New In Zeebe .

Hi everyone, here’s our roundup of goings-on in and around the Zeebe project for September 2018. This month, we’ll cover newly-supported BPMN symbols in Zeebe, a Zeebe + Apache Kafka demo, conference talk recordings featuring Bernd, and more.

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The Results Are In! A Review of The 2018 Microservices Orchestration Survey

by Mike Winters on Sep 25 2018 in Microservices .

In this blog post, we’ll share a few highlights from the microservices orchestration survey that we fielded in July 2018. If you’d like to download a report with results, you can do so here.

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What's New In Zeebe: Message Events, Receive Tasks, CamundaCon Berlin, Kafka Summit San Francisco, and More

by Mike Winters on Aug 30 2018 in What's New In Zeebe .

Hello Zeebe community! We’re back with a “What’s New” post for August 2018 where we’ll share updates about features in Zeebe, upcoming events where you can meet our team, and other general happenings in the project.

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Stateful Orchestration (or, Why Your Microservices Application Needs a Brain)

by Mike Winters on Aug 29 2018 in Microservices Orchestration .

When checking in for a flight online, normal people hope that everything works the way it’s supposed to. That usually means no error messages, and at the end of the process, getting a boarding pass in your selected format.

We at Camunda, however, are not “normal people”.

A problem during check-in is a bit of a thrill for us because it gives us a peek into how a company handles software failures in a high-traffic application.

We never know exactly what’s happening under the hood, of course, but we like to speculate.

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