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Overview

Capture, automate, and reuse your business processes in a clear English language that your computer can understand.

  • An easy-to-understand JBoss Drools business rules tutorial for non-programmers

  • Automate your business processes such as order processing, supply management, staff activity, and more

  • Prototype, test, and implement workflows by themselves using business rules that are simple statements written in an English-like language

  • Discover advanced features of Drools to write clear business rules that execute quickly

  • For confident users of Excel or other business software, this book is everything you need to learn JBoss Drools business rules and successfully automate your business.

In Detail

In business, a lot of actions are trigged by rules: "Order more ice cream when the stock is below 100 units and temperature is above 25° C", "Approve credit card application when the credit background check is OK, past relationship with the customer is profitable, and identity is confirmed", and so on. Traditional computer programming languages make it difficult to translate this "natural language" into a software program. But JBoss Rules (also known as Drools) enables anybody with basic IT skills and an understanding of the business to turn statements such as these into running computer code.

This book will teach you to specify business rules using JBoss Drools, and then put them into action in your business. You will be able to create rules that trigger actions and decisions, based on data that comes from a variety of sources and departments right across your business. Regardless of the size of your business, you can make your processes more effective and manageable by adopting JBoss Rules.

Banks use business rules to process your mortgage (home loan) application, and to manage the process through each step (initial indication of amount available, actual application, approval of the total according to strict rules regarding the amount of income, house value, previous repayment record, swapping title deeds, and so on).

Countries such as Australia apply business rules to visa applications (when you want to go and live there)—you get points for your age, whether you have a degree or masters, your occupation, any family members in the country, and a variety of other factors.

Supermarkets apply business rules to what stock they should have on their shelves and where—this depends upon analyzing factors such as how much shelf space there is, what location the supermarket is in, what people have bought the week before, the weather forecast for next week (for example, ice cream in hot weather), and what discounts the manufacturers are giving.

This book shows how you can use similar rules and processes in your business or organization. It begins with a detailed, clear explanation of business rules and how JBoss Rules supports them.

You will then see how to install and get to grips with the essential software required to use JBoss Rules. Once you have mastered the basic tools, you will learn how to build practical and effective of the business rule systems.

The book provides clear explanations of business rule jargon. You will learn how to work with Decision Tables, Domain-Specifi c Languages (DSL)s, the Guvnor and JBoss Integrated Development Environment (IDE), workflow and much more.

By the end of the book you will know exactly how to harness the power of JBoss Rules in your business.

Subscriber Reviews

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"JBoss Drools Business Rules" - by Anonymous on 23-MAR-2012
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Step by step instruction in this book is very useful. If you use different version of BRMS and Eclipse IDE to run the examples than from what the author used to illustrate  then you will find it be a bit mismatched.  But if you have experienced with Eclipse IDE enough you will figure it out.  

This book has helped me the most comparing to other books in learning BRMS, which is something that I had never been exposed to before.  I highly recommend beginners of BRMS to use this book for learning.

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"Full of misspellings and editing errors." - by thrillscience on 05-SEP-2010
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This book is full of misspellings and editing errors. And I just wasted 20 minutes of my life looking for a way to report them.

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