Building Workflows should be easy – and they will be…with Zenaton!

This post is by Philippe Botteri from Cracking The Code

This blog post was co-authored with Adrian Colyer, Venture Partner and former CTO of Pivotal
Nearly all businesses have process-related workflows that govern how their users interact with their service or automate internal tasks...and they are painful to code and even more painful to test. Hopefully things will change soon with Zenaton, the newest addition to the Accel family. We are joined in this seed round by our friends at Point9.
For instance, let’s suppose, in the light of the GDPR legislation a company wants to send a series of emails over a period of a few weeks, reminding people to explicitly opt-in to receive communications, so it can record their consent. Obviously, the emails should stop if consent is given at any point in time. In many cases the implementation will involve database changes, scheduled tasks, and cumbersome logic to tie it all together. What should be a simple workflow ends up creating a mess!
There are software applications, or workflow engines, that have been created to manage business processes. So, why does this happen? Because many existing workflow engines are hard to use, and it's easier for a developer to hack something together themselves. After experiencing this issue many times over, the Zenaton team - Louis Cibot and Gilles Barbier - had had enough. They built a workflow service designed to delight developers with a simple and easy to use API. It's just way easier to code a workflow using Zenaton than it is to roll your (Read more...)