Basic K2 Process testing with BlueWave

Tags: K2 process testing bluewave K2 Blackpearl

We keep encountering the same difficulties when working with workflow; testing our K2 Process is one of them. The following list contains some of the challenges that we face when testing or developing workflow processes:

  • Starting a K2 Process Instance with custom parameters
  • Impersonating the correct user to action an Activity (often we do not have rights to perform an action which is targeted to another role than ours)
  • Moving a workflow to a specific Activity
  • Reproducing the above in a timely manner over and over, as more K2 Process Instances become necessary for testing

This becomes challenging as we often have to go through multiple screens and different people to get to the part that we want to test. l will now demonstrate how quickly you can achieve this task with BlueWave.


Introducing the Archon K2 Log Watcher

Tags: log watcher general

Have you ever had the need to monitor K2's log files, and gotten tired of manually reloading the file in Notepad or refreshing Event Viewer? We run into this situation on a daily basis, and have often felt the need for a lightweight, stable utility which can monitor K2's logs for us.

Archon K2 Log Watcher is our solution to this problem. It can watch as many K2 log folders as you throw at it, giving you both a summary of the folders as well as any new entries which K2 appends. You can download it for at the K2 Community Site. And, perhaps best of all, this utility is completely free.