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Instant Drools Starter by Jeremy Ary

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Quick start – creating your first rules application

For the purposes of this book, we'll continue using Apache Maven for project structure management, given that Drools already relies on this tool and learning a bit about it may assist you in navigating the Drools source code. However, we'll begin with creating a new project with Eclipse and the Drools plugin. While this will not provide you with a Maven-enabled project or reflect what you'll typically find in an enterprise development structure, it does provide you with the basics needed to start tinkering with rules right away.

Step 1 – creating a Drools project with the Eclipse plugin

First things first, let's start a new project using the plugin's Drools Project Wizard to get things up and going. ...

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