Chapter 12. Advanced Drools Features

So far we've covered several big topics such as what a rule engine is, why we would want to use one, and where you can download the Drools Rule Engine. We wrote rules using the Guvnor web editor and the more sophisticated JBoss IDE, before testing those rules using a variety of tools. We used Excel to hold both rules and data, and wrote our own DSL and rule flows. Not only that, we also looked under the covers to see some rule engine internals and understand how we would go about deploying rules in real life.

This chapter is a bit different from the earlier chapters. It is a level up from the introductory chapters as it presents additional information about the topics already covered in those chapters. A lot ...

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