Give Your Business Logic a Framework with Drools
Subject:   is that really any easier?
Date:   2005-08-04 05:22:02
From:   paul_browne
Response to: is that really any easier?

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 ( that can hide the XML format for these business users.

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  • 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 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.
        • 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