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Oracle SOA Suite 11g R1 Developer's Guide by Antony Reynolds, Matt Wright

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Summary

Business rules are a key component of any application. Traditionally, these rules are buried deep within the code of an application, making them very difficult to change.

Yet, in a typical application, it is the business rules that change most frequently, by separating these out as a specialized service, it allows us to change these rules without having to modify the overall application.

In this chapter, we have looked at how we can use the Oracle Business Rules engine to implement such rules, and how we can invoke these from within BPEL as a decision service.

It's worth noting that you are not restricted to calling these rules from just BPEL, as the rules engine comes with a Java API that allows it to be easily invoked from any Java application, ...

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