Feeds

Lombardi re-thinks the cloud model

Bugs trapped in time

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

A re-engineered workflow build and management system for cloud-based systems has been delivered after four years' work by Lombardi Software.

The business-process-management specialist has released a version of its Teamwork BPM suite that lets you re-create historical events in systems based on open source and Java. Also added is support for Google's Web Toolkit (GWT).

The new Teamwork 7.0 repository will let you let capture instances of cloud-based applications, and to go back in time and re-run them for testing and ongoing management and maintenance.

Lombardi's chief technology officer Phil Gilbert said Teamwork 7.0 completely rethought the management of models, source-code management, and versioning.

"We are releasing a new process center that encourages very advanced techniques around versioning and source-code control of assets so, at the click of a button, I can create a snapshot of an application and go back in time and execute the application as it existed," he said.

According to Gilbert, Lombardi had to rethink the database underlying the repository to store and describe the models and properties associated with objects actually in the repository - a process that took four years.

The ability to take an application back in time is something ISVs have been adding to IDEs and tools in the non-cloud world. The forthcoming Visual Studio Team System 2010, for example, will feature what Microsoft calls "Tivo for debugging" that's being designed to improve testing and fixing by capturing and playing the exact conditions of an application when it fails.

Teamwork is part of Lombardi's suite for building business processes, and features workflow, events handling, embedded rule engine, and form builder, plus an integration component to tie into web services in addition to the new support for GWT. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you'll need Adobe Flash
Lovely presentations... but not on your Flash-hating mobe
You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes
Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames
HTML5 vs native: Harry Coder and the mudblood mobile app princes
Developers just want their ideas to generate money
prev story

Whitepapers

Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.