Who wants to work with me to provide a documentation update which would effectively bring the book of Activiti in Action (2012) into the present with Flowable?
I am going through the entire book since I am a BPMN and Activiti, now Flowable, newbie. I thought, should I go through Flowable docs? Well, maybe, but I have a book in Activiti in Action. Maybe once I have completed the book I could write the documentation for a Flowable in Action book.
It would be nice to have others interested in this and to bring the Flowable docs up to speed.
(side note: I think it is funny that the word “Activiti” is underlined with a red squiggley)
I did just find the user docs here and plan to review those in detail once I finish Activiti in Action
Be warned that it’s a lot of work to rewrite the Activiti in Action book to Flowable in Action
I would definitely want to offer my help to support you in this.
Our short term focus is on the user docs you referenced in your post.
How interested are you in writing the successor to Activiti in Action? As you are the original author and the core founder of this product you definitely have first claim on any credible successors to your book. I am interested in writing a successor that illustrates the use of Flowable as I am getting into the BPM industry as a developer and I like Flowable.
I am considering starting with each of the unit tests in Activiti in Action and rewriting them in Flowable as the foundation of the new book, as well as a few large, long-running, complex process models that would run throughout the entire new book, or most of it.
What are your thoughts on a new book, @tijs?
We think it’s important to have a Flowable book available, because it makes it easier for people to get started with the project. Currently we don’t have the time to write such a book, but that can change of course.
Like I said before, when you want to write a Flowable book we can provide help with it. Using Activiti in Action as a foundation could be a strategy, however, since it was written 5 years ago I would start clean and only use the book as an example of what’s interesting to write about Flowable.