I tried to keep track of every item that appeared online, which was almost a fulltime job. But now the dust has settled (a bit), here is a list of interesting reactions to the Activiti launch.
For a tech audience, blogs are the no. 1 news sources. Here’s a pick of what I’ve seen passing by in the blogosphere. Do let me know if I missed one!
- “Did I mention that the whole stack ran just fine, natively, on my Mac as well as a Windows VM?”
- “The documentation is already pretty comprehensive, and gets down to no-nonsense details (not true for many commercial products).”
- “I think the market is ripe for an open source BPM platform that leverages standard underlying technologies and is built from the beginning to allow for cloud-based deployment”
- “We may end up investing some time in the project ourselves.”
Activiti is likely to shake-up the BPM market with a ubiquitous project that supports the BPMN 2.0 standard from the Object Management Group.
business processes and work-flow are aspects of most business software and integrating embeddable BPM will be a key element in reducing the cost of business software development.
- “Bravo pour cette initiative, à la sauce Apache, une licence business friendly …”
But the Activiti announcement wasn’t rainbows and puppies for a few, which led to the post from Active Endpoints. Thanks for the recognition guys! I was surprised to see that they see us as competitor :-). I really like the picture (reminded me of one of my favourite cartoons):-) Anyway, I can’t put it more obvious then Sandy Kemsley did:
Activiti BPM : it’s neither fish nor fowl – stinging commentary on view that BPEL is dead, by a BPEL-based vendor 🙂
The heartbeat of the internet, Twitter, was (and is) buzzing of the announcement. At the time of writing, I counted around 250-300 tweets directly related to Activiti. I didn’t check for typos or querying on alfresco, personal names, etc, which would even up that number.
A small selection:
(vtri) Looking forward to see how Activiti kicks on within #Alfresco. Always felt jBPM wasn’t growing to its potential. Could be very exciting…
After the official Alfresco press release, many news sites picked it up quite quickly. Every google query I do seems to produce even more results, so in the end I stopped tracking them. For what it’s worth, here my list:
The H, Techworld, CNBC, BusinessWire, ZDnet, Forbes, ItWorld.com, CMSWire, BPMEnterprise, NetworkWorld, ReduxOnline, Boston BusinessNews, Heise.de, CMSReport.com, StreetInsider, Yahoo Finance, FierceContentManagement, EarthTimes, NewsBlaze, San Francisco City and Press, CentralDaily, SunHerald, iStockAnalyst, PR-inside, Sys-con, Dailyfinance.com, Ameritrade, EuroInvestor.co.uk, and many, many more (I have twenty or something more copied locally, but by now you’ll know the press release by heart ;-))