Download and Installation

First you need to set up your development environment and install the Camunda BPM Platform and the Camunda Modeler.

Prerequisites

Make sure you have the following set of tools installed:

  • Java JDK 1.8+
  • Apache Maven (optional, if not installed you can use embedded Maven inside Eclipse.)
  • A modern web browser (recent Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, or Microsoft Edge will work fine)
  • Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE)

Install Camunda BPM platform

First, download a distribution of the Camunda BPM platform. You can choose from different application servers. In this tutorial, we will use the WildFly 10 based distribution. Download it from the download page.

After having downloaded the distribution, unpack it inside a directory of your choice. We will call that directory $CAMUNDA_HOME.

After you have successfully unpacked your distribution of the Camunda BPM platform, execute the script named start-camunda.bat for Windows users, respectively start-camunda.sh for Unix users.

This script will start the application server and open a welcome screen in your Web browser. If the page does not open, go to http://localhost:8080/camunda-welcome/index.html.

Getting Help

If you have trouble setting up the Camunda BPM platform, you can ask for assistance in the Forum.

Install Camunda Modeler

Follow the instructions in the Camunda Modeler section.

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Download as .zip or checkout the corresponding tag with Git.

In addition to this guide, the source code of the example project is also available on GitHub. You can directly download the whole project or clone it with git:
git clone https://github.com/camunda/camunda-get-started-javaee.git
To follow this guide, download the initial state or checkout the tag in the git repositiory:
git checkout -f Start
or every step in between:
git checkout -f Step-X
After every section in this guide you will find a box which contains a download link to the current state of the project and git instructions to checkout the current version of the repository.

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