New Workflow Engine 3.1.6 released

Today we released our latest version 3.1.6 of the Imixs workflow engine. Imixs Workflow is a java framework for a human and adaptive process management. These kinds of software frameworks are typically used for business applications with flexible interactive user interfaces. Examples of these are approval workflows or  workflows in project management software.

The Imixs Workflow Engine is based on the Java Enterprise Specification JEE and provides a transactional and scalable BPM engine with an easy to use modelling tool.

The new release includes different improvements and bug fixes. A major change included in this release is the new project structure. The project is based on Maven and all submodules ‘core’, ‘engine’, ‘web-tools’ and ‘rest-api’ are now managed in a maven multi-module structure. This simplifies the integration and will lead to more and shorter release cycles. According to the new release the Imixs Workflow project has been migrated from Oracles platform to GitHub. This is an important step towards a more simplified access for developers and IT companies.


How to migrate from GlassFish to WildFly

The Imixs Workflow Project was started in the early beginning of the JEE5 Specification. Since than all workflow components where tested on GlassFish V2 and V3. GlassFish is a great application server and still the Reference Implementation for JEE. So we recommend the usage of GlassFish for development and in production for our customers.

But since Oracle announced stopping commercial support for GlassFish and recommend there customers to use WebLogic in productive environments its time for open source projects (like the Imixs project) also look for alternatives. And the brand new JEE Server WildFly from RedHead is such an alternative. WildFly is based on the well known JBoss Application server and a promising platform for JEE Open Source Projects. In the following sections I will explain what is necessary to migrate a JEE Project form GlassFish to WildFly. Continue reading “How to migrate from GlassFish to WildFly”