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JBoss Drools Business Rules (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Browne, Paul

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In business, a lot of actions are trigged by rules: Order more ice cream when the stock is below 100 units and temperature is above 25- C , Approve credit card application when the credit background check is OK, past relationship with the customer is profitable, and identity is c... read full description below.

ISBN 9781847196064
Barcode 9781847196064
Published 31 March 2009 by Packt Publishing Limited
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781847196064
ISBN-10 1847196063
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Packt Publishing Limited
Imprint Packt Publishing Limited
Publication Date 31 March 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Browne, Paul
Category Web Design
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 527g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Reengineering Management, Process control - Data processing, Business - Data processing - Management, Business - Data processing - Management, Process control - Data processing
NBS Text Computing: Professional & Programming
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 658.4063
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In business, a lot of actions are trigged by rules: Order more ice cream when the stock is below 100 units and temperature is above 25- C , Approve credit card application when the credit background check is OK, past relationship with the customer is profitable, and identity is confirmed , and so on. Traditional computer programming languages make it difficult to translate this natural language into a software program. But JBoss Rules (also known as Drools) enables anybody with basic IT skills and an understanding of the business to turn statements such as these into running computer code. This book will teach you to specify business rules using JBoss Drools, and then put them into action in your business. You will be able to create rules that trigger actions and decisions, based on data that comes from a variety of sources and departments right across your business. Regardless of the size of your business, you can make your processes more effective and manageable by adopting JBoss Rules. Banks use business rules to process your mortgage (home loan) application, and to manage the process through each step (initial indication of amount available, actual application, approval of the total according to strict rules regarding the amount of income, house value, previous repayment record, swapping title deeds, and so on). Countries such as Australia apply business rules to visa applications (when you want to go and live there) you get points for your age, whether you have a degree or masters, your occupation, any family members in the country, and a variety of other factors. Supermarkets apply business rules to what stock they should have on their shelves and where this depends upon analyzing factors such as how much shelf space there is, what location the supermarket is in, what people have bought the week before, the weather forecast for next week (for example, ice cream in hot weather), and what discounts the manufacturers are giving. This book shows how you can use similar rules and processes in your business or organization. It begins with a detailed, clear explanation of business rules and how JBoss Rules supports them. You will then see how to install and get to grips with the essential software required to use JBoss Rules. Once you have mastered the basic tools, you will learn how to build practical and effective of the business rule systems. The book provides clear explanations of business rule jargon. You will learn how to work with Decision Tables, Domain-Specifi c Languages (DSL)s, the Guvnor and JBoss Integrated Development Environment (IDE), workflow and much more. By the end of the book you will know exactly how to harness the power of JBoss Rules in your business.

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Author's Bio

Paul Browne's first job was selling computers in France and things went steadily downhill from there. He spent millons on behalf of a UK telephone company's procurement department and implemented direct marketing for a well-known Texan computer maker before joining the IT department of a company that builds bright red tractors and other seriously cool machines. Paul then embraced his techie side (he was writing games in machine code from the age of 11) and started a consultancy that used IT to solve business problems for companies in the financial and public sectors in Ireland, UK , Belgium, and New Zealand. Eight years later, he now works with an Irish government agency that helps similar software companies to grow past their initial teething pains. More formally, Paul has a bachelor's degree in Business and French from the University of Ulster, a master's degree in Advanced Software from UCD Dublin, a post-grad qualification in Procurement from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (UK), and will someday complete his ACCA financial exams. Paul can be found on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulbrowne , and via the Red Piranha (Business knowledge) project at http://code.google.com/p/red-piranha/ .

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