Brazos for Activiti [Including Video]

  • August 28, 2013
  • Scott

We started a project this summer with two of our intrepid interns and coaching from our BP Labs team, to see if we could build “Brazos for Activiti” (our code name for the project).  Conceptually of course, this seemed like a no-brainer.  We had built it for IBM BPM, surely we could build it for another BPM tool.  But of course, thinking it and doing it are two different things.

Our team had to overcome a few obstacles to make it happen:

  • Get familiarity with Activiti code base
  • Figure out how to do drag-and-drop UI building
  • Figure out how to take the results of the UI building and incorporate them seamlessly into the Activiti user task flow.

We didn’t have answers when we started, we had questions. But I love that our team was creative and open-minded to solutions, and wiling to stop and retrace to a different path when they hit dead-ends.

Check out the developer preview video that shows what building UI for Activiti could soon look like. Just like Brazos for IBM BPM, the UI is responsive, incorporates all the mobile features you want (e.g. touch), and still supports the one UI, one designer, multiple devices target of the original Brazos Toolkit.

Brazos UI for Activiti – Developer Overview from bp3 on Vimeo.

 We’re working out the details with Alfresco’s Activiti BPM team as to naming, distributions, and how to build conveniently for Activiti users, but one thing we’re pretty clear on – we’re going to release this into the open source community on the same licensing terms as Activiti (Apache).  We think this could really elevate the way people approach building process-enabled application UIs with Activiti, and it seems like a great first contribution from BP3 to the Activiti open source community.  But we also know that the work isn’t finished nor fully formed, and may not fit the way that typical Activiti BPM developers leverage the BPM engine.  So take a look and tell us what you think!  Let us know if you have questions, ideas, or suggestions, we’re all ears.


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  • That’s nice. Is open source?

    • it will be – we just have some clean up to do and coordination with the Activiti BPM team on some of the details!

      • Thanks for the quick reply. It would be cool to collaborate 🙂

  • Jonny
    • Jonny

      I hope you realize, that if you release this, thanks to the new LDAP integration, there will be nothing stopping me from using Activiti to conquer the world.

      • Jonny


        • czar

          Any news on when this will be released

          • We are kicking off an open source project for this, in the fall. I’ll get details on timing and get back to you. Will be a team of 4-6 people working on this full-time in the very near future.

          • czar

            Sounds very exciting! Look forward to hearing when this gets kicked off. Is there any chance this will be, or can be released for early access in the very near future. 🙂

          • czar

            any update on the release of this?

          • our team is working on it now – i’ll see if we can’t produce a public update on progress to-date-

          • czar

            That will be great!! Cant wait to see it

          • Dave

            hi, was it released?!

          • Q1 – at a minimum, beta

          • czar

            Any update.. any sneak peaks yet 🙂

          • yes – remind me your email address and i’ll connect you

          • czar

            Awesome!! thanks. I have emailed you my email address. Thanks again, looking forward to having a look 🙂

  • Bill

    I have just stumbled across this and it looks fantastic – have there been any further developments about when this will be available for us to get our hands on?

    • We’re very late to get this into the wild. However, over the summer we hit the reset on the technical direction and that has yielded great results. Expect to see more on this in Q1 – hopefully in January. We’ll likely be getting to BETA or GA by end of Q1. Currently evaluating licensing options, etc. We’ll get a registration page up so that you can sign up to be notified!

      • saurabh

        Hi , When it will release ?

  • Heena Dharmpal

    Hi, any update on the release of this?

  • okay folks – since some are following this page or finding this page, we have announced the BrazosOpen for #Activiti BETA is accepting registration! And here is the link to the story:

  • jQ

    Any news on this? Did it get released?