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AETR an open source workflow engine

For the past several years I’ve been thinking about the idea of an open source workflow execution engine. Something like AWS workflow but simpler. No need to upload python, or javascript, or whatever. Just call an API with a callback url, and when the API completes its step, callback to the coordinator with a payload. Have the coordinator then send that payload to the next step in the workflow, etc.

This kind of simplified workflow process is really common and I keep running into it at different places that I work at. For example, my company ingests client catalogs to augment imagery with their SKU numbers and other metadata. However that ingestion process is really fragmented and asynchronous. There’s an ingestion step, following that there is a normalization step, then a processing step, then an indexing step, etc. In the happy case everyone is hooked together with a queue pipeline … Read more