Chapter 14. The reality connection

In this chapter you’ll...

  • Write a simulator in Java
  • Interface it to Jess using JavaBeans
  • Begin to write rules about JavaBeans

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.

John Donne

These days, very little software is written to stand alone. Component architectures, application servers, and networking have made it easier than ever to assemble software out of disparate parts. It’s becoming increasingly rare to code a completely self-contained application. After all, with so many high-quality libraries, components, tools, services, and containers available, why reinvent the wheel?

So far in this book, you’ve written two applications using Jess. In each ...

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