A new tool is in the works that we are currently code naming Advisor (open to other ideas ? perhaps Smart Forms?). This idea came about on talking with the good folks at Solnet Solutions in New Zealand (NZ is also known as Middle Earth !) – they had a need to create Questionnaire styleRead more →
As people should know, the “virtual office” or “virtual bar” (depending on the time of day) where devs and users hang out is the IRC chat room generously provided by codehaus.org. Server: irc.codehaus.orgRoom: #drools For those who don’t want to or can’t run IRC clients, don’t despair, there are web interfaces. Codehaus has http://irc.codehaus.org, butRead more →
It seems to be a bit of a holy grail of Service Oriented Architecture, or in fact for any large organisation, to have a single canonical model/form of all important entities to their business. After watching a colleague struggle with a 900K WSDL that defines something like that (900K of XML !), I happened toRead more →
Thanks to the Google Summer of Code programme, we have Lucas Amador working on refactoring support for rules. Initially the focus is on the Eclipse plug in (of course) – as Eclipse has excellent support for refactoring tools that are not java source specific – but the intent is to have the feature available toRead more →
For those that are in SF, we are having a roadmap meeting tonight at 6.45 at the Hilton (financial district)….
This is for those who are either on twitter, or coming to the San Francisco boot camp (or both !). I have been on twitter for some time (as michaelneale, markproctor is also there..), and find it both fun and useful. One of the things that sucked me into it was in San Francisco forRead more →
Michael is speaking at JAOO 2009 (Sydney and Brisbane conferences).(Sydney, this Friday, at 1pm, specifically). Not entirely rules related, but if there, say hi (I will probably be loitering around the Red Hat stand as well).
A feature in Guvnor 5 that might not be obvious is atom feeds (like RSS feeds) for different things: specifically Category listings, and package listings. Using a feed reader of your choice (below is NetNewsWire) you can “listen” for changes to assets (each change will result in a new item in a feed, effectively). OpeningRead more →
There are some more translations in the works, thanks to some community members: Japanese by Shigeaki Wakizaka Simplified Chinese by Richard Qin I have committed these into trunk, but they are not yet available as part of the build while they are worked on/reviewed etc. But you can find them in the messages package, andRead more →
Its the time of year for Google summer of code applications. JBoss (with Fedora) has been accepted again as a mentoring organisation. “Students” can apply to work on a project (Google pays them). The JBoss proposals (so far) are here on the wiki. (It is possible to suggest other ones). Obviously the ones on thatRead more →