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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 →

MSM-Combis Rule Editor

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The JBoss Rules community eco-system continues to grow with a new project over at sourceforge, MSM-Combis Rule Editor – http://sourceforge.net/projects/droolsruleedit/. I’ve downloaded and had a play with the editor and found it very novel, it’s a very different approach that I hadn’t seen before for graphically authoring rules; it uses inputs and outputs to representRead more →

Rules with no code – Michael Neale

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Often you hear/read/see adds for tools (rules or workflow) that claim breathlessly “look ma ! no code” – “rules with out code” – giving control back to the business etc. (if you haven’t, then you obviously have a good marketing detector, and are able to mentally filter out marketing messages). Some products live up toRead more →