Rocky Mountain Software Symposium
May 4 - 6, 2007 - Denver, CO
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The Busy Java Developer's Guide to Rules and Rules Engines Using JESS
If you've been keeping your ear to the ground, you may have heard some talk recently about "rules", "business rules" and "rules engines", but not necessarily any clear discussion on what they are, how to use or design them, or why they might be useful or important.
This presentation puts some concrete definition around what a "rule" is, how a "rule engine" like JESS (Java Expert System Shell) can enable your users to be more agile than they ever thought possible, where JSR-94 fits into both the J2EE and "lightweight" development environments, and how you can (finallY!) get out of the "infinite if-else game".
About Ted Neward
Ted Neward is an Architectural Consultant with Neudesic, LLC as well as the Principal with Neward & Associates. He speaks on the conference circuit discussing Java, .NET and XML service technologies, focusing on Java-.NET interoperability, programming languages, and virtual machine technologies. He has written several widely-recognized books in both the Java and .NET space, including the recently- released "Professional F#" and widely-acclaimed "Effective Enterprise Java". He lives in the Pacific Northwest.More About Ted »