Active Endpoints announced the release of ActiveVOS 8.0 today that provides several features designed to enhance the productivity of application developers. Key improvements include:

  • Enhanced support for BPMN including swim lanes, features for improved integration of external events, and improved support for unstructured processes within the BPMN framework
  • Data access services that provide direct access to data sources
  • Improved deployment features
  • Single sign-on support

This is another example of how a wide range of vendors including IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Software AG, TIBCO, Progress Software, and many others are providing fully functional application development IDEs that can drastically improve developer productivity. This model-driven approach to application development is no longer bleeding edge. And the latest BPMN 2.0 enhancements cover a wider range of potential requirements.

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