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Working with JBoss Rules and Web Services

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I’ve recently just done a project where JBoss Rules was used via web services. So thought I’d detail parts of what I did. With this particular project only the root object from the payload was asserted, the payload was not split into smaller relational objects and asserted, which is generally considered best practice; however weRead more →

Why the MVEL scipting language for JBoss Rules

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I’m currently working hard to finish off the pluggeable dialect system, this is similar to the semantic modules we had in Drools 2.0. With this people will be able to write drl dialect implementatinos for any language they like and then users can use that language to author their predicates, return values, evals and consequences.Read more →

Antlr 3.0 Released

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Antlr 3.0 has been released, see the announcement at TSS. I can’t say enough about this fanastic tool, it’s work like this that will be the underpinnings on the next generation languages. Terence, here’s to another 4 years of Antlr development, I can’t wait for incremental parsing and for someone to port AntlrWorks to EclipseRead more →

Phoenix JUG: JBoss Rules – Apollo Group Inc

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Tim Shadel, an IT Manager at Apollo Group Inc, did a JBoss Rules presentation for the Pheonix JUG and made the pdf available in his blog, which I have also made available here. Apollo Group Inc is a S&P 500 company that provides adult education services. The stats he provides in the presentation make forRead more →

Eclipse VE has become dormant

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Seems Eclipse Visual Editor (VE) has hit hard times, see David Orme’s blog, this is a very sad place for Eclipse to be with no FOSS alternative to Netbeans Matisee; I don’t think the importance of a high quality FOSS GUI builder for SWT and JFACE should be underestimated. There is still the excellent commercialRead more →