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A new testing tool

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This is a new experimental library looking for early adopters and feedback before we include it in the main part of the project. Previously there was the Fit For Rules library which worked well, but for whatever reason fit and documents haven’t proven super popular (also, it is GPL licenced). So, based on some workRead more →

Spanish localisation

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Thanks to Salaboy, we now have a Spanish (es_ES) localised version of Guvnor: As mentioned previously, this can be accessed via adding ?locale=es_ES to the end of the URL, or if the browsers locale header says it wants spanish etc… Thanks Salaboy !

Translation/localisation of Guvnor

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Guvnor (the web part) has been Internationalized (i18n) – (almost) all displayed strings externalised into resource bundles (properties files). So it is possible for the UI to be localised into pirate speak, or whatever people feel inclined to do. Any volunteers would be much appreciated (there will be various people looking at it over time,Read more →

Drools sighting – a client side app

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Well its been out of fashion for a long time, but for some purposes a client side app is really the only answer ! Interestingly someone pointed out to me the Australian Tax Offices “eSAT” application (a multi-platform multi-lingual application for accountants) uses drools – and its a client side app ! This is anRead more →

Open Source Developers Conference – Sydney

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Michael (that’s me !) is speaking at the OSDC conference in Sydney this week (Wednesday morning to be precise). OSDC is a community organised conference for open source developers (and end users/organisations). It has a fairly technical focus, and lots of jokes/fun (the lightning talks are usually quite amazing).

Whats new in Drools 5 video and Q&A session

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Last week (very late night my time) we had a “webex” online seminar talking about what is new in Drools 5, followed by a question and answer session. Drools 5 Whats New from Michael Neale on Vimeo. (You can also access the original webex video here – which has all the slides and some answersRead more →

Drools 5.0 M2 New and Noteworthy Summary

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5.o M2 New and Noteworthy Summary The complete JIRA release notes can be found here. Guvnor (the BRMS component) Fine grained security (lock down access to the app per package or per category). Users who only have category permissions have limited UI capability (ideal for business users) Import/export individual packages (to XML) Execution server –Read more →

Open source for underwriting

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Suncorp’s CIO, (Suncorp are a large Australian insurance and finance company), has committed to moving to open source platforms. This is being publicised as a cost cutting measure (which no doubt it is), but I (obviously) think that its just a sensible decision. Lets make the assumption that all software, once its deployed, becomes legacy.Read more →