Wish list: "End" shape.
In .net code a developer could simply put a “return” keyword in the function to stop the execution and return to the caller; unfortunately there is no equivalent in orchestration development.
The only “clean” way to end an orchestration currently is to reach the built-in, fixed, red shape at the bottom of the orchestration designer.
This often means that decision shapes exist all over the orchestration with branches that have to drop all the way to the bottom. In large orchestrations this can be hard to follow up on.
It could have been made much nicer by allowing a developer to add as many “end” (or “return”) shapes as needed in various places in the process. Decisions, of course, will still exist, but their scope will be much smaller.
An alternative that exists currently is to use the terminate shape, but I find it to be a bit artificial – my view is that termination of processes may be relevant in exceptional scenarios, as part of error handling, etc. but not when the orchestration ends correctly (albeit before reaching the end of the schedule). The main problem with the terminate shape possibly is that the orchestration gets a “terminated” state and not “completed” which will make it difficult to report in HAT (and otherwise)