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Comparing Netflix Conductor's Architecture with Flowable's

EDIT: This blog post took so long that by the time I published I discover that just five days earlier, Netflix announced they " will discontinue maintenance of Conductor OSS on GitHub ".  Here's my post anyway....  I have spent several years developing a service (within a big organisation) which uses the workflow engine  Flowable to orchestrate the complexity of calling many different services.Whilst the project was a success and we saw the benefits of using a work flow engine, we did encounter a number of rather significant issues with Flowable itself ( I'll explain these on another post later ). This leads me to think that I would use a workflow engine again, but not necessarily Flowable.  So what other workflow engines are out there?  Netflix conductor is one which I plan on evaluating in this post.   First - Some background The service I worked on provided a RESTful API to its clients.  On receiving a request it executed a workflow which called many other