Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Red Hat JBoss BRMS - Online Workshop Building The Cool Store (Introduction & Labs 1 - 2)

Welcome to the kickoff of the JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) & Business Process Management (BPM) Suite online workshop.

In this workshop we will be introducing you to the possibilities that abound for your business when leveraging these two new and exciting products.

Each week we will push out the next installment of this workshop that will lead you through building an online retail web shopping cart application, leveraging rules, events, and a rule-flow.

This project is available as a completed project called the Cool Store Demo, but we thought it would be interesting to help you build this application from scratch.

The second half of the workshop will be taking you through the same type of exercise, but with the JBoss BPM Suite, where you will put together an application that leverages a process, integrates rules, leverages human tasks, allows you to design your own forms, and much more.
Building the Cool Store!

This week we kick it off with an introduction to the products, then get you started by installing the JBoss BRMS product (not provided, but available online), and creating your first project.

The weeks following will feed you a new set of exercises to help you to the next stage of development as you watch your very own Cool Store rise from the ground up.

All of the workshop materials will be hosted online with the help of OpenShift, so all you need is a browser to follow along.

You do not need to be a Java developer, as this workshop focuses on only the online product web dashboard experience as an analyst would interact with the product. The only technical deviation from this will be the initial installation of the product, but we have detailed instructions and it is a three step process that should not take you more than a few minutes.

So what are you waiting for?

Let's get started with the introduction:



Then we will guide you through the installation of JBoss BRMS:



At which time you are ready for the last lab of this week, creating your new project:



Be sure to keep an eye out for next weeks release of the following article which will bring you a step closer to completing your very own Cool Store.

Series Table of Contents:
  1. The introduction and installation of JBoss BRMS 
  2. Creating a new project
  3. Creating a domain model
  4. Creating a Domain Specific Language (DSL)
  5. Creating Guided Rules
  6. Creating Technical Rules (DRL)
  7. Creating Guided Decision Tables
  8. Create RuleFlow Process
  9. Create Test Scenarios
  10. Running the Cool Store
  11. Installing JBoss BPM Suite
  12. Creating Rewards Project
  13. Create Domain Model
  14. Create Rewards Process
  15. Complete Process Details
  16. Creating User Task Forms
  17. Running Rewards Demo
  18. Automated Task Reassignment
Note: if for some reason the online materials are not available, feel free to contact me.