As the erstwhile BPM communities reinvent themselves from a human centric to a service centric to human in th eloop workflow, a new generation of tools are being built thanks to:
1. Microservices architecture taking centerstage in most development teams.
2. REST APIs being universalized vs now forgotten WSDL; Microservices get exposed via REST endpoint or subscribe a message from a Kafka bus.
3. Simple JSON format replacing the erstwhile XML
Put these two together and you can start building workflows that cut across APIs both on prem as well as in cloud.
But what is missing in this equation ? That is the intriguing part and the watermark hard to beat. More about it next time.