Eric D. Schabell: JBoss Drools in Rome

Friday, August 28, 2009

JBoss Drools in Rome

The second half of this week I spent in Rome teaching some local rules enthusiasts about the finer points of JBoss Drools.

There is much to see in Rome, but what posting would be complete without at least a picture of the Colosseum. I don't want to make you too jealous, but I spent almost every evening eating dinner (spaghetti and clams, see picture) with this as a backdrop. My hotel was 10 minutes walking distance from the Colosseum!

It is a two day course diving into the details of JBoss Drools v4.0.7 and held in a very beautiful old Rome apartment that functions as the Red Hat offices here. The course was over two days and contains the following topics with extensive technical labs for the students to complete:

Day 1
  • Introduction to JBoss Drools
  • The Drools rule language
  • Domain specific languages
  • Decision tables
  • Business Rules Management System (BRMS)
Day 2
  • The RETE Algorithm
  • Advanced rule authoring
  • Execution control
  • RuleFlow
  • Performance considerations & debugging
If you are contemplating a project with JBoss Drools in the mix, I would strongly recommend that you look into Red Hat training as this course provides a very good foundation. Upon completion you could even become the proud owner of the certificate stating your Drools expertise!