Orkes Monthly Highlights - May 2023

Riza Farheen
Developer Advocate
June 01, 2023
Reading Time: 5 mins

Welcome to the May edition of Orkes Monthly Highlights!

The May edition covers a lot of exciting product and event updates.

Let’s dive in!

What’s new in Orkes Conductor?

Adding support for Join Script in Join task

The Join tasks are used with the fork and dynamic fork operators to combine the parallel execution paths. Previously, you could join the tasks only by referring to the task reference names within the parameter joinOn [ ].

It is now enhanced with the support of JoinScript. The Join Script allows you to join the task by specifying a script. It can also return the join task result as composed by the script. For example, the script can be defined in a way to return the join task to an in-progress state and remains until the pending joins are completed. Learn more.

Task Input Template - Enhancement

Previously, task input templates were part of task definitions and wouldn’t be visible in the workflow definition. But with the latest Conductor version, you can now view task input templates as part of the workflow definition. These values will be supplied for each task invocation and can be overridden from the workflow definition. Have a look through our documentation on how to pass inputs using the task input template.

May 2023 Events

Conductor Meetup | Orkes x Netflix

May 9, 2023: Virtual

The second Conductor meetup of the year, co-hosted by the Netflix & Orkes team, was held virtually on 9th May 2023. We were excited to have Mummoorthy Murugesan and Yang Zhang from Normalyze, Apurva Kansara from Netflix & Viren Baraiya from Orkes as the speakers.

The meetup started with a walkthrough on workflow authoring and debugging using the Conductor UI from Viren.

Viren’s session was followed by an insightful talk from team Normalyze, where Mummorthy and Yang explained how Conductor helped them seamlessly manage their workflows. They also presented the use cases implemented with Conductor, their previous challenges, and how Conductor served as a perfect solution for Normalyze.

The meetup concluded with Apurva’s talk that gave an in-depth understanding of the Netflix Engineering Team’s work around media analysis, asset generation, etc., and how Conductor proved to be the right solution for their needs.

Gartner Summit 2023

May 22-24, 2023: Las Vegas, NV

We were thrilled to be part of the Gartner Application Innovation & Business Solution Summit 2023, where our team networked and engaged with Gartner experts and industry-leading software professionals around the globe. Viren, our CTO, shared an informative talk on powering digital transformation with Orkes.

Microsoft Build 2023

May 23-25, 2023: Seattle, USA

Yet another anticipated event of the month was Microsoft Build, held in Seattle, USA. MSBuild was an opportunity to engage with the attendees on leveraging Orkes to build distributed applications rapidly. Our team had a great time interacting with the audience, and we were overwhelmed by the love shown by the people who visited our expert demo space. Our CTOs, Boney & Viren, captivated the audience with informative talks on building distributed applications using orchestration.

Upcoming Events

Qcon New York 2023

June 13-15, 2023: New York, USA

We are excited to announce that we will be speaking at QCon New York, which will be held at the New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge from June 13-15, 2023. QCon New York is a top conference for exploring emerging technologies in software development and architecture. Our CTO Viren will be delivering a talk on “Creating Resilient Distributed Applications that Thrive in the Face of Chaos Monkeys” at 02:55 PM EDT on 13th June 2023.

Our team will be present at Booth #18, and we would love to connect with you. Tune in, and let’s meet at QCon New York.

Orkes in Spotlight

Microsoft Build 2023: Innovation through Microsoft commercial marketplace

We are thrilled to be featured on the Microsoft blog, highlighting Orkes as a powerful AI innovation in their marketplace.

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