Category Archive for "Technology"

BrazosUIToolkit

Brazos UI Releases: Enterprise and Lite 4.1

If you’ve been waiting for a refresh of our Brazos UI Lite toolkit, version 4.1 is the version you’ve been waiting for – if this is the first time you’ve registered with BP3, however, try this link instead, which explains

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Brazos Portal 1.8 Released

BP3’s BP Labs team continues to deliver a steady drumbeat of software releases at BP3, which is exactly how we want it to work.   Brazos Portal 1.8 is the third release in 2015 for Brazos Portal, and is now available

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Notifications

With the arrival of the Apple Watch, much attention has turned to notifications in blogs and news articles about the Watch and other wearable devices.  John Gruber of Daring Fireball (as he often does) pulled this issue out of a

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BP3 takes 2nd Place in bpmNEXT “Best in Show” Voting

One of the traditions of bpmNEXT is to vote on “Best in Show”. After all the presentations have been presented, after all the demonstrations have been demonstrated, there’s the vote.  Previous winners have included Fluxicon and Kapow, if my memory

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All about Brazos Releases

We’re proud to announce three new releases as of Friday, March 27th.  Brazos Portal continues to be the very best user interface for organizing and completing process-based and task-based work.  Brazos UI is the best user interface for business process

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What does Neches Do?

Recently I’ve been asked “What does Neches do?”. Although there is marketing information out there I wanted to give you the quick and dirty run down. So here it is, no fluff: Neches is a static code analysis tool for

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BP3 announces BrazosOpen Beta Program

BP3 is pleased to announce the beta availability of BrazosOpen for Activiti. BrazosOpen brings the industry leading user experience technology of Brazos UI for IBM BPM to open source platforms such as Activiti and Camunda.  First announced at last year’s

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Neches Analysis – Revealed [Video]

For those of you who missed the Neches demonstration at IBM Interconnect two weeks ago, we have a treat:  a step-by-step tutorial of Neches for Analysis in action. BP3’s Neches Analysis Explained from bp3 on Vimeo.   Or if you

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Process Management Architecture: Overview of Methods, Features, and Capabilities

[ Editor’s note: This guest post from Gary Samuelson is the first in a series.  Gary is a thought leader in BPM and Architecture, and we’re privileged to be able to share his work here!  Original article linked as well. 

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Customer Experience and BPM

Forrester’s Clay Richardson, Craig LeClair and others published a report titled “Predictions 2015: The Age of The Customer is Set to Disrupt The BPM Market“… The premise for the article is that customer-centricity is disrupting the BPM market, and changing

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bpmNEXT 2015 Program and Schedule Are Up

We’re really looking forward to the 2015 lineup for bpmNEXT.  This has been the best conference for innovative BPM technology for the previous two years, and 2015 promises to continue the trend. More on the program here. I’m honored to

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The Process behind Mobile Market Numbers

Benedict Evans kindly shares his methods for putting the numbers together for his mobile musings. I post numbers like these for time to time, because I find them interesting and other people sometimes find them useful. Every time I do

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Presence

“The holy grail of virtual reality, the one that’s always been out of reach until now, is presence.” – Chris Dixon I got a kick out of reading that quote in a piece Chris wrote about virtual reality (VR), because

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STEM or Computer Science? Who Cares. Teach Your Kids to Code

There’s an argument going on among techies – is it STEM education that is needed or just more computer science?  Is it computer science or just programming/coding that is needed? Code.org has a great post about this.  They make several

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Announcing: Brazos UI Public Release 3.11

The release of Brazos UI 3.11 is timely this week – it coincides with two events with customers across two continents this week.  In both of these events, Brazos UI plays prominently.  Before we get to the details, I want

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Don’t Do it… Yet.

Early in my career I had the pleasure of working on a consulting job in Atlanta, Georgia.  One of my friends on the project had previously worked with Neal Ford.  Neal has written or contributed to several books about programming.  I gained many

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Apple Experience

The announcement of Apple Pay reflects Apple’s investment in Customer Experience: This is a long-term investment by Apple, and possibly one of the most important since it first built the iTunes Store. Apple is putting its muscle behind improving the

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Mapping Web-UI to BPM

[Another guest post from Gary Samuelson, part of a series on Web UI and BPM UI.  This is a topic that BP3 has been confronting as it evolves over the last few years – giving us, perhaps, a unique insight

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Congratulations to Conjur

My old friend and former office-mate, Kevin Gilpin, is in the news. Better yet, he and his company are in GigaOm.  There’s a lot to like about this story. Kevin (CTO) and wife, Elizabeth Lawler (CEO), co-founded Conjur and I

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For Release: BP3 Releases Brazos Portal for Activiti BPM

Our Open Source Software BPM division, under the leadership of Greg Harley, is doing great work.  Open Source BPM has never had an interface like this.  Until a few months ago, even commercial BPM packages didn’t have user interfaces like

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Congrats to Alfresco on their Fundraising

Not too long ago our partner, Alfresco (makers of Activiti BPM) announced a big fundraising round.  From the Register: Alfresco doesn’t reveal numbers, but claims 30 per cent annual growth, with strength in government, high-tech, and healthcare.Money is also going

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Is there any value in directly executing BPMN?

It’s been a while since we were graced with a blog post from John Reynolds, but as always, his latest post was both thoughtful and thought provoking. In his post, John maintains that: “Directly executing BPMN makes no more nor

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Brazos Portal Version 1.1.0 Available

Once again our BP Labs team is cranking out regular releases of the best user interface for BPM: Brazos. Brazos Portal v1.1.0 is now available for download. The current version of the BP3 Brazos Portal can be found here: Brazos Portal

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Texas Back in Space Port Business

Having spent many years visiting and living in Florida as a kid, hearing that SpaceX is locating their commercial spaceport in southern Texas brings back memories.  Memories of seeing night time Space Shuttle launches from I-95.  I hope I’ll be

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IBM BPM and Event Integration with SCA (Tuscany)

[Editor’s note: this is another guest post in a series from Gary Samuelson, one of the foremost experts in BPM, and IBM BPM.  In this series he has been sharing his knowledge of architecture and BPM with our readers.  Gary’s

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For Release: BP3 Announces New BPM User Experience with Release of Brazos Portal

This is a copy of our official press release for the Brazos Portal release: BP3 has expanded its Brazos product suite of BPM end user tools with Brazos Portal, an alternative to the out-of-the-box IBM BPM Process Portal. BP3 (http://www.bp-3.com),

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Twenty Years

Great find by Chris Dixon on his blog – quoting Kevin Kelly: If we were sent back with a time machine, even 20 years, and reported to people what we have right now and describe what we were going to

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…And That’s a Wrap: #bpmNEXT Presentation and Video

[Author’s note: Sorry for posting this late, but better late than never! ] We enjoyed presenting at bpmNEXT – we were up in the first set of talks session which allowed us to focus on that first session and then

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Does Software Eat Software Development? Or Spread it like Dandelion Seeds?

If “software is eating the world” is it also eating software development?   Chris Dixon thinks so.  And if you attended IBM’s Impact conference in April and heard all about “composable businesses” then you are likely to agree, it looks like

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Google+ Blues

Well, since Vic Gundotra left Google, there’s been lots of speculation about the fate of Google+ from people who have much better sources than I do.  But, I can’t help but offer a few thoughts from the peanut gallery. First,

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Brazos UI Toolkit version 2.7.3 Released

BP3 Brazos UI v2.7.3 is now available for download!  All registered Brazos UI customers can now download this release directly from the support site. I’m proud of this release for a number of reasons – first, because it continues to

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Brazos Portal End-to-End

We’re publishing a new video today that shows Brazos Portal on several different platforms in an end-to-end scenario that shows how it works, how it launches tasks in Brazos, and how it adapts to different screen sizes. If you’re looking

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Brazos Portal Trailer for #IBMIMPACT

Well, we’ve been playing and watching this Brazos Portal trailer video all day at our booth… So we thought we’d share the fun with everyone who follows the blog.  I think you can see from this video, we’ve got something

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BP3 @ #IBMImpact: Build Beautiful Mobile & Desktop UI’s Using IBM BPM, IBM Worklight, & Brazos

We’re hosting a box lunch session Tuesday at noon, at IMPACT.  This session will get into details of how to build a brazos UI from scratch.  Anyone wanting technical assistance getting started with Brazos will want to check out this

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Zero Code Hypothesis Lives #bpmNEXT

Well, the Zero Code Hypothesis lives.  After posting about it recently, it sparked quite a bit of discussion on the post, and in twitter… and then the discussion leaped to other blogs. First up, Alberto Manuel chimes in with a

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Impatience with Agents #bpmNEXT

“I for one, welcome our robot overlords” I have to admit that one meme at bpmNEXT that I am impatient with is the idea of intelligent “agents” that will emerge into complex processes that were not modeled in advance. There

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Point of Reference for Austin

Austin “feels” more like a startup and tech town than NYC does.  But it is easy to lose track of the sheer scale of the New York economy.  A recent crunchbase post illustrates this, in that NYC recently topped $1B

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So this just happened… Spredfast acquires Mass Relevance

I have some good friends and former colleagues at both Spredfast and Mass Relevance, and merging them into one company is going to make it a force to reckon with: AUSTIN, TX APRIL 02, 2014 – Spredfast, the leading provider

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Brazos UI Toolkit: March Release Includes Enhanced Data Table

In addition to the Accessibility improvements rolled into the current Brazos UI Toolkit release, BP3 has also added an advanced Data Table control. The Data Table control allows you to quickly display and interact with tabular data, even when working

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Brazos UI Toolkit: March Release is Live with Accessibility Improvements

The latest version of Brazos UI Toolkit includes months of improvements and hard work.  The results speak for themselves: check out the current version release notes.  If you have any trouble reaching that page, and you’ve registered, just re-register and

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Closed Proprietary Software (CPS) vs. Open Proprietary Software (OPS)

[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Johnston, a polyglot BPM specialist and Solution Engineer who has worked with a number of BPMS software tools over the years.  He shares our view that proprietary software has a lot

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Keeping Elephants Away

My grandfather used to tell the following joke – One of the people living in our town would wake up every morning, go out on his front porch, and let out a blood curdling scream.  When asked why he did

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Don’t Worry, We’ll Keep Coding

Many economists, journalists, and business owners have fretted over the lack of software design, development, and engineering talent – specifically, the fact that it appears to be in limited supply while the demand for such talent is increasing apace. First,

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Technote: BP Labs Weighs in on BPM Monitoring

I love to see the kind of knowledge we’re able to share with customers at BP3.  Dave Rosen from our BP Labs group has shared a great writeup of BPM Monitoring: The Basics: Remote protocol checks – Basic network services

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WP Engine Going Strong

Last week the news broke that WP Engine has completed a $15M funding round. We don’t have a financial interest in the company, but we’re very happy customers.  WP Engine runs our WordPress installations that control our site and blog. 

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Designing Great APIs

As technology consultants focused on BPM, we see a lot of API implementations.  As such, this post by Brendan Sterne is near and dear to my heart, as it describes, in particular, what it means for your API to be

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Rapid Adoption of Brazos UI in the #IBMBPM Ecosystem

Brazos makes IBM BPM user interfaces better.  The combination is a powerful BPM suite with a fantastic multi-touch responsive UI.  Now seems like a great time to report on the adoption of Brazos throughout the IBM BPM ecosystem, because it

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Love this DeveloperWorks Discussion on Mobile BPM

More and more people are looking to “mobilize” their processes… case in point from DeveloperWorks: We are using IBM BPM 8.5 and we have developed some process app over it which is working fine.Now we want to move that app

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IBM’s Smarter Process Agenda

Neil Ward-Dutton was fortunate enough to be invited to one of IBM’s small-scale analyst events.  They have been doing these for a few years – one for analysts and one for customers and prospects – and I’ve heard great things

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Why Apple Offers Free Software

I’ve seen a lot of writing about Apple’s decision to make Mavericks, iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), and iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, etc.) free.  For example, in this piece, the focus is on (a) how nice the upgrade looks, syncing the

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