Getting Started Tutorial

To get started with Bonita, learn how to create your first application, with all the main elements it is made of.

This Claim management example demonstrates an application that offers customized user interfaces to end-users while structured processes run in the background, to deliver the full potential of Bonita.

You will then be able to adapt and extend this example to fit your own needs.

  • If you have any problems while working through this tutorial, you can ask for help on the Bonita Community web site and/or open an issue on the Bonita Community issue tracker.

  • This example has also been implemented and packaged to be downloaded from Bonita Studio’s Welcome page (see below).
    This can be useful to compare your creations with the already implemented example, or just to learn by watching how it has been implemented.

To download the example from Bonita Studio:

  1. Open Bonita Studio (see the prerequisite below)

  2. On the Welcome page, in the Resources tile at the bottom right, click on Import the Getting Started example

  3. In the Import .bos archive modal window that opens, you can see that the example will be imported in a new Bonita project by default

  4. Click on the Details button, and learn about the main elements it contains by opening all sections of the Archive column

  5. Now click on the Extensions button, and learn about the extensions already created and packaged with the project (Don’t worry: you will learn more about those "elements" and "extensions" while going through the tutorial)

  6. Click on the "Import" button to finalize the importation operation. You get a list of the dependencies imported

  7. Click on the "Deploy" button to be able to view the user interfaces in the embedded Bonita Runtime

  8. Let all elements of the list checked and click on "Deploy" again

  9. Click on the "Close" button to stay in Bonita Studio and start following the tutorial.

  10. You can find the whole content of the Getting Started project in the "Explorer" tab on the left. Just click on the arrow to expand it