The Activiti 5.2 release contained tons of new features. One component that has been doing major leaps with every release, is the the Activiti Designer plugin for Eclipse. In the latest release, both BPMN 2.0 ‘diagram interchange’ and BPMN 2.0 import have been added. The first one enables that your process looks exactly the same on every BPMN 2.0 compliant editor. The second one allows to import any BPMN 2.0 compatible process and enhance it in the comfortable environment of Eclipse. Furthermore, the Activiti Designer is completely contributed by four Dutch guys in their free time (and two of them are writing the Activiti book)… yessir, this is one piece of open-source awesomeness.
In the following screencast I demonstrate how you can model a BPMN 2.0 process using the Activiti Designer, how you can easily generate a skeleton unit test from that model and finally how you get it running in Activiti explorer. And that all in less than 10 minutes! Enjoy.
Be sure to set the video to full screen to enjoy it to the fullest 🙂