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Open Source SOA by Jeff Davis

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Chapter 12. Implementing Drools

In the previous chapter we discussed what constitutes business rules and how they can be used with a rules engine in a SOA environment to significantly improve the reusability of these assets and promote greater agility within your organization. We then explored JBoss Rules (most commonly called Drools), which will serve as the rule engine for our Open SOA Platform. We spent the latter part of chapter 11 describing many examples that illustrated the key language constructs of Drools. For your less technical users, we covered some of the alternative ways in which rules can be expressed, such as through decision tables and domain-specific languages. What we didn't discuss, and what's the initial focus of this chapter, ...

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