JRules 6.0 brings tools to Eclipse, repository to the Web, and friendly syntax to business analysts
ILOG delivered JRules 6.0 at the end of March, just a little more than a year since the introduction of Version 5.0. JRules 6.0, in keeping with the company’s push to extend development and maintenance of business applications to business experts, includes new vocabulary features that are similar to regular expressions and are far friendlier to nondevelopers. In addition to performance and reporting improvements, Version 6.0 ushers in a Web-based rules repository and integration with any Eclipse-based IDE.
Java developers can now access the rules repository and the JRules server from Eclipse or ILOG’s own Business Rule Studio, which is still a free download but now fully integrated. The new Rule Team Server not only makes the rule repository accessible from the Web, but now consists of two separate repositories, one for the developer and one for the business analyst, that can be synchronized at the push of a button. An updated BOM (Business Object Model) -- ILOG’s model of the objects within the abstract JRules -- can now be mapped to multiple Java models or to Java objects. This support also extends to vertical applications, meaning you can now model the rules within a single, custom-built business domain, and you can model rule projects using the Eclipse wizards. Shops running multiple development projects will be pleased to discover you can now create partitions between them.
The new version deprecated some older technology, such as the XRL (XML Rule Language) and the old BOM, and removed others, such as the Web Rule Builder. But these are casualties of progress. Building on Version 5.0’s capability of customizing the vocabulary and syntax of the Business Action Language for specific industries and applications, the new features in Version 6.0 promise richer capabilities to developers and more autonomy to business users.
ILOG JRules 6.0
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