Process Analytics — November 2021 Newsletter

Process Analytics
3 min readDec 6, 2021
Cover photo by Fer Nando on Unsplash

Welcome to the Process Analytics monthly newsletter 👋.

As you know, the goal of the Process Analytics project is to rapidly display meaningful Process Analytics components in your web pages using BPMN 2.0 notation and Open Source libraries.

Fall is 🍁 here 🍂, November blows 💨, December says winter is coming! On our side, the project team worked hard to propose many new elements in our project:

  • new website pages
  • improvements of bpmn-visualization TypeScript library

Website: blog posts and news

To avoid overwhelming everyone with too many articles on the web site Home page (because we love to write 😆 ), we’ve decided to limit what’s shown on the page.

💡 Want to access to all blog posts? Click on the ‘See all’ at the bottom of the blog section and go to the new “Blog Posts” page. It’s all there!

The blog posts page

And what happens to the “News” section 🤔 ? A dedicated page is also available.

The news page

bpmn-visualization TypeScript library

In November, we released 3 versions: 0.19.5, 0.20.0 & 0.20.1.

In addition to internal improvements, we worked on improving the styling capabilities of the library using CSS and the documentation.

Fix pointer-events on label

In previous versions, Pointer Events on labels were captured as if they came from outside of the shape.

Pointer events issue on labels with previous bpmn-visualization versions

This prevented click, hover and other interactions from working correctly. This mainly applied to BPMN activities, because the label is inside the shape for these BPMN elements.

This is now fixed as shown in the following comparison examples.

No more issue with bpmn-visualization@0.20.1

CSS classes are correctly applied to the Message Flow icons

Previously, it wasn’t possible to style the icons with CSS. This is now fixed.

Future versions will improve the styling capabilities for the icon (see #928).

Apply style to BPMN message flow icon

Plans for the future

Here are the topics we will be addressing in the coming months:

  • Continue styling improvements for CSS usage and introduce an API to apply style to specific BPMN elements.
  • Create new examples to demonstrate other Process analytics / Process Mining use cases.

That’s All Folks!

We hope you enjoyed the November project news and are looking forward to what is coming with the Winter 👋.

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