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JBoss Drools Developer‘s Cookbook released

Maybe you noticed, or not, that this blog hasn’t had too much activity lately (but hey, I wasn’t blooging much before, right?). Well, one of the reasons was the Drools Developer Cookbook, a book that I was writing and that after a few months of hard work is finally finished and released by Packt Publishing.

Drools Developer's Cookbook cover

Inside this book you will find lots of recipes to apply in your Drools projects, in order to take advantage of the latest features released in JBoss Drools 5.2 and 5.3. It covers all the main modules, Expert, Fusion, Guvnor, Planner and even jBPM5.

I would like to thank Packt Publishing & crew, Edson Tirelli, Geoffrey De Smet, Toni Rikkola and everyone else that in any way helped me.

The chapters 2 & 7 are available to read in the next links:

Expert: behind the rules (Full chapter)
Integration: How to connect Drools (Article)

As always, for further details you can take a look in the book website

Have fun


Drools Server configuration updated

In the past days Drools Execution Server was updated to use a new version of the Drools Camel integration and more features were added.
One of the biggest differences is that now everything is configured using Spring, and no java code is included inside the WAR file. And, opposite to the previous version, SOAP isn’t supported out-of-the-box (you could use SOAP in the previous version) but you can add your own support right now.

As in the previous version, the configuration files are included in the WEB-INF/ folder inside the WAR file. Now we have three configuration files: beans.xml, camel-server.xml and knowledge-services.xml

  • beans.xml: It is the main xml file, but only is used to import the next two files. So, you don’t need to modify this one.
  • camel-server: This file includes the configuration of REST interface and Camel routes.

Let’s go to do a deep configuration review…
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