Chapter 2. Getting the software

The previous chapter showed you all of the wonderful things that we can do with Drools. But we will not get very far if we don't install the software first. So, in this chapter we will see how to install the software.

What are we going to install?

We will be installing four pieces of software. All of these are open source (that is, free), can be downloaded easily from the Internet, and are available under a business-friendly license.

  • Java: This is the core computer language upon which all of the other tools are built.

  • BRMS/Guvnor and JBoss App Server: This is a web-based rules editor aimed at business users. We install JBoss App Server as the easiest place to run this editor.

  • Maven, a build tool that takes the various ...

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