Here is a a great article on using declarative rules (drools in this case) in game programming (versus loops within loops).
Tohu is the project which ads Q&A and “smart form” intelligence on top of drools (and provides a very nice CSS stylable and embeddable jquery based ajax front end as well). (see project page here). Some interesting demo videos made by solnet here explaining how it works: Example 2 (spreadsheet to define Q&A) Example 1Read more →
Red Hat Japan recently ran a successful training event/workshop on BRMS. Yusuke has been also working on the localization of BRMS’s web UI. slides: http://www.slideshare.net/yusukey/jboss-brms-quick-start: JBoss BRMS クイックスタート View more documents from yusukey. lab-htmls: http://yusuke.homeip.net/diary/files/brms-quickstart/lab1-install/index.html Check out the screenshots of BRMS running in Japanese: lab-projects in github: http://github.com/yusuke/brms-quickstart/ Nice work !
Some people have asked about a tool mentioned some time back for creating smart forms made (which was being done by Solnet). This is being prepared to be open sourced, and will have a section on jboss.org where you can find it/download it. Status update from Derek: Just a brief update: There is a proposedRead more →
A common problem with writing systems in rules, is when you are mutating data (modifying working memory in any way) it is possible to have rules activate themselves over and over, and cause a non terminating loop (also known as an Infinite Loop ;). Now we all know we can’t know for sure (yet) thatRead more →
A feature recently checked in to trunk: an optional attribute to tell the editor to “freeze” parts of a rule. This is useful if you want to give some users access to some rules – but not change the structure (remove bits, add bits, general mayhem). Users with sufficient permissions can edit options, and canRead more →
These are my notes and pictures – I am sure others will have notes and pictures to post (if you do have pictures, feel free to email them to me and I will share them here, or links to Flickr or whatever…). First day, “state of the union”: We had a few kind-of presentations eachRead more →
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 →
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 →
For those that are in SF, we are having a roadmap meeting tonight at 6.45 at the Hilton (financial district)….