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  Give Your Business Logic a Framework with Drools
Subject:   is that really any easier?
Date:   2005-08-03 18:29:21
From:   prpatel
While I agree that this kind of business logic should be separate from the 'low-level' code, I don't think your example makes a good case for drools. A perfect example of XML used where it shouldn't be.
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  • is that really any easier?
    2005-08-04 05:22:02  paul_browne [View]


    The follow up to this article makes the case even clearer in an Enterprise Java setting , with Frameworks (Struts-Drools-Hibernate) combined to remove the need for a lot of repetitive 'infastructure' type code.



    The intention is to extract the business rules from the java code , in a format that non-java people , such as Business analysts can understand. As such , the choice of formats would be XML , Database or some sort of text file (as used by Jess.


    There are tools such as DRL Assistant (http://www.zymose.com/faq.html) that can hide the XML format for these business users.

    • is that really any easier?
      2005-08-08 09:25:05  kyleadams [View]

      When can we expect to see the folllow-up article published? Will it be published on ONJava.com? Looking forward to it...
      • is that really any easier?
        2005-08-08 13:44:43  paul_browne [View]

        The follow up article has been written, and is currently with the folks at O'Reilly. I can't commit to any timescales on their part , but I'm told that it will be over the next 4-5 weeks.
        • Deployment of Drools
          2006-09-28 06:56:36  Abarna [View]

          I would like to request an article about how to deploy drools in a web container or application server, so that all other programs in application can have access to it.
          Thanks
          • Paul Browne photo Deployment of Drools
            2006-09-28 07:29:33  Paul Browne | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

            Given that Drools is now JBoss rules , take a look at JBoss Seam , which addresses this kind of problem

            Paul

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