Chapter 13. Rules in Data with Decision Tables

Rules in Data with Decision Tables

An honorable way to make life harder for yourself

Graeme Simsion and Graham Witt's book, Data Modeling Essentials, dedicates a chapter to modeling business rules80. Malcolm Chisolm has an entire book on How to Build a Business Rules Engine81. Ron Ross (sometimes known as the "father of business rules") and others in the Business Rules Group (Dave Hay, John Zachman, etc.) have devoted many years of their lives to the topic, and continue to do so. It has been an area of passionate interest to me, also, and was the subject of a minor thesis I completed some years ago. ("The Benefits of Object Technology ...

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