Fluent Process API

A recent addition to Drools Flow allows users to create processes using what could be called a “fluent API”. While it has always been possible to create processes using our graphical editor or the underlying XML, we do acknowledge that some people simply prefer creating process definitions using an API. The underlying example shows howRead more →

Drools Presentation at Belgian JBug

I’ll be giving a presentation about Drools in general (and some more details on Drools Flow specifically), on the first Belgian JBoss User Group, this Friday November 7th in Huizingen. The event starts at 17h. There will additional presentations from Nicolas Leroux on the latest development methods using Java EE, Seam, Hibernate, etc. and fromRead more →

Drools Flow and BPMN

One of the main things we want to offer to end users is the ability to specify themselves what their processes look like. This includes the ability to extend the process engine with custom-defined nodes, to add domain-specific work items, etc. We now have introduced the concept of a (process) skin, which controls how theRead more →

More declarative workflow

Some process languages allow you to basically do anything you want by allowing you to include code fragments in your process that are then executed during the execution of that process. This allows you for example to interact with basically any external service by writing a piece of code that invokes the service. While thisRead more →

Screenshot of some new Drools Flow features

Drools Flow has evolved into a powerful workflow language for describing executable business processes. It is different from other existing workflow languages in that it allows advanced integration between processes and rules and offers unified interfaces and tooling to end users. The complexity of your business logic can be reduced and the agility of yourRead more →

JBoss Benelux User Group

I will be speaking next Friday (June 20th) at the JBoss Benelux User Group in Rotterdam (Netherlands) about Drools in general. So if you want a gentle introduction to Drools or want to chat afterwards, you can find the event details here:http://www.lunatech-research.com/archives/2008/05/16/jbug-2008-06 Registration: http://www.lunatech-research.com/event/register/jbug4 Summary and programme:The fourth Benelux JBoss User Group – JBoss PortalRead more →

RuleFlow (Kris Verlaenen)

A new feature has been added to the JBoss Rules code, allowing users to create a graphical flow chart that defines the order in which rule sets should be evaluated. This blog shows some examples on how to use ruleflow. Ruleflow will be available in the next milestone release, and really anxious users can alreadyRead more →