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I’m doing a lot of exploratory work with BPMN right now.
I think if your business is largely transactional (think Stripe), there is a lot of value to be had by framing your development as “business process automation”.
The term (and BPMN) has a lot of enterprise baggage, but some of the tools out there  are well suited to orchestrating services (and people where necessary) as a single automated process. The the ability to build that flow visually using BPMN, and then execute it in a workflow engine where you can monitor it, audit it, and optimize over time is pretty compelling.
Here’s an interesting read on the topic: https://www.infoq.com/articles/events-workflow-automation/
What are some alternatives?
Camunda BPM - Flexible framework for workflow and decision automation with BPMN and DMN. Integration with Spring, Spring Boot, CDI.
Activiti - Activiti is a light-weight workflow and Business Process Management (BPM) Platform targeted at business people, developers and system admins. Its core is a super-fast and rock-solid BPMN 2 process engine for Java. It's open-source and distributed under the Apache license. Activiti runs in any Java application, on a server, on a cluster or in the cloud. It integrates perfectly with Spring, it is extremely lightweight and based on simple concepts.
Micronaut - Micronaut Application Framework
Quarkus - Quarkus: Supersonic Subatomic Java.
cadence - Cadence is a distributed, scalable, durable, and highly available orchestration engine to execute asynchronous long-running business logic in a scalable and resilient way.
bucket4j - Java rate limiting library based on token-bucket algorithm.
DSL-JSON - High performance JVM JSON library
EventBus - Event bus for Android and Java that simplifies communication between Activities, Fragments, Threads, Services, etc. Less code, better quality.
zeebe - Distributed Workflow Engine for Microservices Orchestration
RabbitMQ Java client - RabbitMQ Java client