Course Outline

Short Introduction to Rule Engines

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Expert Systems
  • What is a Rule Engine?
  • Why use a Rule Engine?
  • Advantages of a Rule Engine
  • When should you use a Rule Engine?
  • Scripting or Process Engines
  • When you should NOT use a Rule Engine
  • Strong and Loose Coupling
  • What are rules?

Creating and Implementing Rules

  • Fact Model
  • KIE
  • Rules visioning and repository
  • Exercises

Domain Specific Language (DSL)

  • Replacing rules with DSL
  • Testing DSL rules
  • Exercises

jBPM

  • Integration with Drools
  • Short overview of basic BPMN
  • Invoking rules from a process
  • Grouping rules
  • Exercises

Fusion

  • What is Complex Event Processing?
  • Short overview on Fusion
  • Exercises

Mvel - the rule language

  • Filtering (fact type, field
  • Operators
  • Compound conditions
  • Operators priority
  • Accumulate Functions (average, min, max, sum, collectList, etc....)

Rete - under the hood

  • Compilation algorithm
  • Drools RETE extensions
  • Node Types
  • Understating Rete Tree
  • Rete Optimization

Rules Testing

  • Testing with KIE
  • Testing with JUnit

OptaPlanner

  • An overview of OptaPlanner
  • Simple examples

Integrating Rules with Applications

  • Invoking rules from Java Code

Requirements

Basic knowledge of any object oriented programming language.

Basic knowledge of relational data model (RDBMS).

Basic idea of Business Process Modelling.

 21 Hours

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