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JUDCon Berlin, October 7-8 2010

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After the first success at Boston, JUDCon, the conference for and by JBoss users and developers, is coming to Berlin on October 7-8. This time, there is a special track on Workflow and BPM on day 1. So hopefully there will be a lot of interesting presentations on Drools Flow / jBPM. The call forRead more →

Screencasts on some FAQ

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We regularly see the same questions pop up on the mailing list or on our irc channel. While we try to write documentation on how to do all these things, some things might be easier to explain using a quick example. I have recently created screencast for two such issues. Debugging your Drools application inRead more →

Drools 5.1 M1 release notes

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We’re proud to announce a first milestone release of Drools 5.1. It includes a lot of new features, as described below. So try them out and let us know what you think. Drools Core and Fusion JMX Monitoring JMX monitoring was added to support KnowledgeBase monitoring. This is specially importand for long running processes likeRead more →

Drools Flow performance

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People sometimes ask for tests, benchmarks or numbers that they can use for evaluating whether Drools actually is fast enough. Fast enough always depends on your specific case. We’ve had various blogs before on performance for the rules engine itself, but so far we have never published anything for Drools Flow. However, not publishing canRead more →

Business Knowledge Life Cycle

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When talking about integration and unification of business processes, rules and event processing, people kinda understand quite rapidly what we are talking about at the runtime level (just imagine making business decisions inside your process as the most simple case). However, when we start talking about unifying or harmonization of the entire life cycle, itRead more →

Drools Flow work items

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We’ve described our approach for integrating your processes with external services using (domain-specific) pluggable work items before here. While it is very easy to define your own, we want to offer users a set of work items they can use out-of-the-box. We recently we added a few more, so now we have support for: EmailRead more →

Drools 5.0 M3/M4 New and Noteworthy Release Summary

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Previous New and Noteworth release summary notes:M1M2 Drools Guvnor Category rules allows you to set ‘parent rules’ for a category. Any rules appearing in the given category will ‘extend’ the rule specified – ie inherit the conditions/LHS. The base rule for the category can be set on package configuration tab. RHS is not inherited, onlyRead more →

Drools Presentation at Belgian JBug

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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 →