Getting started with Activiti and Spring Boot

This post is a guest post by Activiti co-founder and community member Joram Barrez (@jbarrez) who works for Alfresco. Thanks Joram! I’d like to see more of these community guest posts, so - as usual - don’t hesitate to ping me (@starbuxman) with ideas and contributions! -Josh


Activiti is an Apache-licensed business process management (BPM) engine. Such an engine has as core goal to take a process definition comprised of human tasks and service calls and execute those in a certain order, while exposing various API’s to start, manage and query data about process instances for that definition. Contrary to many of its competitors, Activiti is lightweight and integrates easily with any Java technology or project. All that, and it works at any scale - from just a few dozen to many thousands or even millions of process executions.