Friday, June 12, 2015

Rules, events and processes guest lecture Radboud University Nijmegen

The path to knowledge can often be filled with hours of study, books, papers, assignments, due dates and exams. Occasionally it is nice to take a side trip into the real world where the knowledge you are gathering in academics is presented in a practical scenario.

This is what I try to do a few times a year when  I give guest lectures at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

This week was a lecture for the Masters course Business Rules and Application where I take the students from deep in the theory to the practical application within a real world business rules management system.

A nice group of students put up with my story telling over a two hour period where we talked through an introduction to how an enterprise looks at rules, events and processes. This worked towards a live demo session where we took a closer look at what JBoss BRMS and JBoss BPM Suite has to offer.

The first demo was of the JBoss BPM Travel Agency with rules, processes, and an extensive tour of the business analyst tooling to help them design and implement their business logic.
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The final demo was specific to JBoss BRMS, the Cool Store, with domain specific language implementations and an event stream that we covered in depth.

Finally, the students were pointed towards the free online JBoss BRMS and JBoss BPM Suite workshops where they could get started implementing both of the demonstration projects.

As these students were not well versed in JBoss technologies, walked through where they could find the products to get started on jboss.org/products. Also the newer JBoss BPM Suite workshops around the Travel Agency were highlighted.

Last but not least there are the JBoss BRMS Getting Started Kit and the JBoss BPM Suite Getting Started Kit.

For completeness the slides used are provided once again here:



Looking forward to our next guest lecture, so until then good luck with the final exams!