Friday, October 24, 2014

Red Hat Job Opening - Software Sustaining Engineer

We are looking to hire someone to help improve the quality of BRMS and BPMS platforms. These are the productised versions of the Drools and jBPM open source projects.

The role will involve improving our test coverage, diagnosis problems, creating reproducers for problems as well as helping fix them. You’ll also be responsible for helping to setup and maintain our continue integration environment to help streamline the various aspects involved in getting timely high quality releases out.

So if you love Drools and jBPM, and want to help make them even better and even more robust - then this is the job for you :)

The role is remote, so you can be based almost anywhere.

URL to apply now http://jobs.redhat.com/jobs/descriptions/software-engineer-brno-jihomoravsky-kraj-czech-republic-job-1-4759718

Mark

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Decision Camp - 2014 - What you are missing out on

Here is the Decision Camp 2014 agenda, so you can see what you are missing out on, if you aren't there :)

Tuesday

9:30 - 10:00 am
Registration
10 - 11 am
11 am - 12 pm
CTO Panel
Mark Proctor, Red Hat
Dr. Jacob Feldman, OpenRules
Carlos Serrano-Morales, Sparkling Logic
Moderated by James Taylor
12 - 1 pm
Lunch

General Sessions

We will host Best Practices sessions all day, presented by fellow practitioners or technology providers
General sessions will have break out tracks for rules writers and software architects
1 - 2 pm
An Intelligence Led Approach to Decision Management in Tax AdministrationDr. Marcia Gottgtroy, Inland Revenue New Zealand
Decision Tables as a Programming tool
Howard Rogers, RapidGen Software
Are Business Rules Obsolete?
Kenny Shi, UBER Technologies
2 - 3 pm
Customer Support Process AutomationErwin De Ley, iSencia Belgium
Building Domain-Specific Decision ModelsDr. Jacob Feldman, OpenRules
4 - 5 pm
Explanation-based E-Learning for Business Decision Making and Education 
Benjamin Grosof & Janine Bloomfield, Coherent Knowledge Systems

Wednesday

9:30 - 10 am
Registration

Vertical Day
Healthcare

Davide Sottara is our chair for the Healthcare day 

Vertical Day
Financial Services

10 - 11 am
TBA
Dr. Davide Sottara, PhD
11 am - 12 pm
Preparing for Exceptional Behavior
Carole-Ann Matignon, Sparkling Logic
12 - 1 pm
Lunch & Networking
1 - 2 pm
Cloud-based CEP in Healthcare 
Mariano Nicolas De Maio, PlugTree
Analytics for Payment Fraud
Carlos Serrano-Morales, Sparkling Logic
4 - 5 pm
Speaker Panel
All Speakers

Classic Games Development with Drools

I realised I didn't upload my slides from Decision Camp 2013, where I talked about using Games to learn Rule Based Programming. Sorry about that, here they are better late than never:
Learning Rule Based Programming Using Games

The talk provides a gentle introduction into rule engines and then covers a number of different games, all of which are available to run from the drools examples project.
  • Number Guess
  • Adventure Game
  • Space Invaders
  • Pong
  • Wumpus World
While there is no video for the presentation I gave, I have made videos for some of these games in the past. Although beware some of them may be a little out of date now, compared to the version that is in our current examples project.

Friday, October 10, 2014

3 Days until Decision Camp 2014, San Jose (13-15 Oct)

Only 3 days to go until Decision Camp 2014 arrives, a free conference in the San Jose area for business rules and decision management practictioners. The conference is multi-track with 3 concurrent tracks at same time. The Decision Camp full agenda can be found here.

Like last year  RuleML will be participating and presenting, such as Dr. Benjamin Grosof. Which is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest happenings in the rules standards industry.

Last year I did a games talk, this year I'm doing something a little more technical, to reflect my current research. Here is my title and abstract.
Demystifying Truth Maintenance and Belief Systems
Basic Truth Maintenance is a common feature, available in many production rule systems, but it one that is not generally well understood. This talk will start by introducing the mechanics of rule engines and how that is extended for the common TMS implementation. It will discuss the limitations of these systems and introduce Justification based Truth Maintenance (JTMS) as a way to add contradictions, to trigger retractions. This will lead onto Defeasible Logic, which while sounding complex, facilitates the resolving of conflicting rules of premisses and contradictions, in a way that follows typical argumentation theory. Finally we will demonstrate how the core of this can be abstracted to allow pluggable beliefs, so that JTMS and Defeasible can be swapped in and out, along other systems such as Bayesian Belief Systems.




Friday, October 03, 2014

10 Days until Decision Camp 2014, San Jose (13-15 Oct)

Only 10 days to go until Decision Camp 2014 arrives, a free conference in the San Jose area for business rules and decision management practictioners. The conference is multi-track with 3 concurrent tracks at same time. The Decision Camp full agenda can be found here.

Like last year  RuleML will be participating and presenting, such as Dr. Benjamin Grosof. Which is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest happenings in the rules standards industry.

Last year I did a games talk, this year I'm doing something a little more technical, to reflect my current research. Here is my title and abstract.
Demystifying Truth Maintenance and Belief Systems
Basic Truth Maintenance is a common feature, available in many production rule systems, but it one that is not generally well understood. This talk will start by introducing the mechanics of rule engines and how that is extended for the common TMS implementation. It will discuss the limitations of these systems and introduce Justification based Truth Maintenance (JTMS) as a way to add contradictions, to trigger retractions. This will lead onto Defeasible Logic, which while sounding complex, facilitates the resolving of conflicting rules of premisses and contradictions, in a way that follows typical argumentation theory. Finally we will demonstrate how the core of this can be abstracted to allow pluggable beliefs, so that JTMS and Defeasible can be swapped in and out, along other systems such as Bayesian Belief Systems.




Thursday, October 02, 2014

Trace output with Drools

Drools 6 includes a trace output that can help get an idea of what is going on in your system,  and how often things are getting executed, and with how much data.

It can also help to understand that Drools 6 is now a goal based algorithm, using a linking mechanism to link in rules for evaluation. More details on that here:
http://blog.athico.com/2013/11/rip-rete-time-to-get-phreaky.html

The first thing to do is set your slf4j logger to trace mode:
<appender name="consoleAppender" class="ch.qos.logback.core.ConsoleAppender">
    <encoder>
      <!-- %l lowers performance -->
      <!--<pattern>%d [%t] %-5p %l%n  %m%n</pattern>-->
      <pattern>%d [%t] %-5p %m%n</pattern>
    </encoder>
  </appender>

  <logger name="org.drools" level="trace"/>

  <root level="info"><!-- TODO We probably want to set default level to warn instead -->
    <appender-ref ref="consoleAppender" />
  </root>
</configuration>

Let's take the shopping example, you can find the Java and Drl files for this here:
https://github.com/droolsjbpm/drools/blob/master/drools-examples/src/main/resources/org/drools/examples/shopping/Shopping.drl
https://github.com/droolsjbpm/drools/blob/master/drools-examples/src/main/java/org/drools/examples/shopping/ShoppingExample.java


Running the example will give output a very detailed and long log of execution. Initially you'll see objects being inserted, which causes linking. Linking of nodes and rules is explained in the Drools 6 algorithm link. In summary 1..n nodes link in a segment, when object are are inserted.
2014-10-02 02:35:09,009 [main] TRACE Insert [fact 0:1:1455177644:1455177644:1:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Customer@56bc3fac]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,020 [main] TRACE LinkNode notify=false nmask=1 smask=1 spos=0 rules=

Then 1..n segments link in a rule. When a Rule is linked in it's schedule on the agenda for evaluation.
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE  LinkRule name=Discount removed notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE Queue RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE Queue Added 1 [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]

When it eventually evaluates a rule it will indent as it visits each node, as it evaluate from root to tip. Each node will attempt to tell you how much data is being inserted, updated or deleted at that point.
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE Rule[name=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100] segments=2 TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,047 [main] TRACE      1 [ AccumulateNode(12) ] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,047 [main] TRACE      Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,047 [main] TRACE      1 [ AccumulateNode(12) ] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,047 [main] TRACE      rightTuples TupleSets[insertSize=2, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,056 [main] TRACE        2 [RuleTerminalNode(13): rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]

You can use this information to see how often rules evaluate, how much linking and unlinking happens, how much data propagates and more important how much wasted work is done.  Here is the full log:
2014-10-02 02:35:08,889 [main] DEBUG Starting Engine in PHREAK mode
2014-10-02 02:35:08,927 [main] TRACE Adding Rule Purchase notification
2014-10-02 02:35:08,929 [main] TRACE Adding Rule Discount removed notification
2014-10-02 02:35:08,931 [main] TRACE Adding Rule Discount awarded notification
2014-10-02 02:35:08,933 [main] TRACE Adding Rule Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100
2014-10-02 02:35:09,009 [main] TRACE Insert [fact 0:1:1455177644:1455177644:1:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Customer@56bc3fac]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,020 [main] TRACE LinkNode notify=false nmask=1 smask=1 spos=0 rules=
2014-10-02 02:35:09,020 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=2 rmask=2 name=Discount removed notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,025 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=2 rmask=2 name=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100
2014-10-02 02:35:09,028 [main] TRACE LinkNode notify=true nmask=1 smask=1 spos=0 rules=[RuleMem Purchase notification], [RuleMem Discount removed notification], [RuleMem Discount awarded notification], [RuleMem Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,028 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=1 rmask=1 name=Purchase notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,028 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=1 rmask=3 name=Discount removed notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE  LinkRule name=Discount removed notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE Queue RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE Queue Added 1 [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=1 rmask=1 name=Discount awarded notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=1 rmask=3 name=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE  LinkRule name=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE Queue RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100, act#=1, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE Queue Added 2 [Activation rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100, act#=1, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,043 [main] TRACE Added Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100 to eager evaluation list.
2014-10-02 02:35:09,044 [main] TRACE Insert [fact 0:2:14633842:14633842:2:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Product@df4b72]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,044 [main] TRACE Insert [fact 0:3:732189840:732189840:3:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Product@2ba45490]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,044 [main] TRACE Insert [fact 0:4:939475028:939475028:4:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Purchase@37ff4054]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,045 [main] TRACE BetaNode insert=1 stagedInsertWasEmpty=true
2014-10-02 02:35:09,045 [main] TRACE LinkNode notify=true nmask=1 smask=1 spos=1 rules=[RuleMem Purchase notification]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,045 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=2 rmask=3 name=Purchase notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,045 [main] TRACE  LinkRule name=Purchase notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE Queue RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Purchase notification, act#=2, salience=10, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE Queue Added 1 [Activation rule=Purchase notification, act#=2, salience=10, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE BetaNode insert=1 stagedInsertWasEmpty=true
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE LinkNode notify=true nmask=1 smask=1 spos=1 rules=[RuleMem Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=2 rmask=3 name=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE  LinkRule name=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE Added Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100 to eager evaluation list.
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE Insert [fact 0:5:8996952:8996952:5:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Purchase@894858]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE BetaNode insert=2 stagedInsertWasEmpty=false
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE BetaNode insert=2 stagedInsertWasEmpty=false
2014-10-02 02:35:09,046 [main] TRACE Rule[name=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100] segments=2 TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,047 [main] TRACE      1 [ AccumulateNode(12) ] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,047 [main] TRACE      Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,047 [main] TRACE      1 [ AccumulateNode(12) ] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,047 [main] TRACE      rightTuples TupleSets[insertSize=2, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,056 [main] TRACE        2 [RuleTerminalNode(13): rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,057 [main] TRACE        Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,057 [main] TRACE        2 [RuleTerminalNode(13): rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,057 [main] TRACE Rule[name=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100] segments=2 TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,057 [main] TRACE      3 [ AccumulateNode(12) ] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,057 [main] TRACE Rule[name=Purchase notification] segments=2 TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,057 [main] TRACE      4 [JoinNode(5) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Purchase]] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,057 [main] TRACE      Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,057 [main] TRACE      4 [JoinNode(5) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Purchase]] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,058 [main] TRACE      rightTuples TupleSets[insertSize=2, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,058 [main] TRACE        5 [RuleTerminalNode(6): rule=Purchase notification] TupleSets[insertSize=2, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,058 [main] TRACE        Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,058 [main] TRACE        5 [RuleTerminalNode(6): rule=Purchase notification] TupleSets[insertSize=2, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,058 [main] TRACE Fire "Purchase notification" 
[[ Purchase notification active=false ] [ [fact 0:4:939475028:939475028:4:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Purchase@37ff4054]
[fact 0:1:1455177644:1455177644:1:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Customer@56bc3fac] ] ]
Customer mark just purchased shoes
2014-10-02 02:35:09,060 [main] TRACE Fire "Purchase notification" 
[[ Purchase notification active=false ] [ [fact 0:5:8996952:8996952:5:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Purchase@894858]
[fact 0:1:1455177644:1455177644:1:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Customer@56bc3fac] ] ]
Customer mark just purchased hat
2014-10-02 02:35:09,061 [main] TRACE Removing RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Purchase notification, act#=2, salience=10, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,061 [main] TRACE Queue Removed 1 [Activation rule=Purchase notification, act#=2, salience=10, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,061 [main] TRACE Rule[name=Discount removed notification] segments=2 TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,061 [main] TRACE      6 [NotNode(8) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount]] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,061 [main] TRACE      Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,061 [main] TRACE      6 [NotNode(8) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount]] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,061 [main] TRACE      rightTuples TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,061 [main] TRACE        7 [RuleTerminalNode(9): rule=Discount removed notification] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,061 [main] TRACE        Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,061 [main] TRACE        7 [RuleTerminalNode(9): rule=Discount removed notification] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,061 [main] TRACE Fire "Discount removed notification" 
[[ Discount removed notification active=false ] [ null
[fact 0:1:1455177644:1455177644:1:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Customer@56bc3fac] ] ]
Customer mark now has a discount of 0
2014-10-02 02:35:09,063 [main] TRACE Removing RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,063 [main] TRACE Queue Removed 1 [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,063 [main] TRACE Fire "Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100" 
[[ Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100 active=false ] [ [fact 0:6:2063009760:1079902208:6:null:NON_TRAIT:120.0]
[fact 0:1:1455177644:1455177644:1:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Customer@56bc3fac] ] ]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE Insert [fact 0:7:874153561:874153561:7:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount@341a8659]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=2 rmask=3 name=Discount removed notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE  LinkRule name=Discount removed notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE Queue RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE Queue Added 1 [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE BetaNode insert=1 stagedInsertWasEmpty=true
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE LinkNode notify=true nmask=1 smask=1 spos=1 rules=[RuleMem Discount awarded notification]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=2 rmask=3 name=Discount awarded notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE  LinkRule name=Discount awarded notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE Queue RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Discount awarded notification, act#=7, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE Queue Added 3 [Activation rule=Discount awarded notification, act#=7, salience=0, tuple=null]
Customer mark now has a shopping total of 120.0
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE Removing RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100, act#=1, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE Queue Removed 2 [Activation rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100, act#=1, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,071 [main] TRACE Rule[name=Discount removed notification] segments=2 TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,072 [main] TRACE      8 [NotNode(8) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount]] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,072 [main] TRACE      Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,072 [main] TRACE      8 [NotNode(8) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount]] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,072 [main] TRACE      rightTuples TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,073 [main] TRACE        9 [RuleTerminalNode(9): rule=Discount removed notification] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,073 [main] TRACE        Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,073 [main] TRACE        9 [RuleTerminalNode(9): rule=Discount removed notification] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,073 [main] TRACE Removing RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,073 [main] TRACE Queue Removed 1 [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,073 [main] TRACE Rule[name=Discount awarded notification] segments=2 TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,073 [main] TRACE      10 [JoinNode(10) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount]] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,073 [main] TRACE      Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,073 [main] TRACE      10 [JoinNode(10) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount]] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE      rightTuples TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE        11 [RuleTerminalNode(11): rule=Discount awarded notification] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE        Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE        11 [RuleTerminalNode(11): rule=Discount awarded notification] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE Fire "Discount awarded notification" 
[[ Discount awarded notification active=false ] [ [fact 0:7:874153561:874153561:7:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount@341a8659]
[fact 0:1:1455177644:1455177644:1:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Customer@56bc3fac] ] ]
Customer mark now has a discount of 10
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE Removing RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Discount awarded notification, act#=7, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE Queue Removed 1 [Activation rule=Discount awarded notification, act#=7, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE Delete [fact 0:5:8996952:8996952:5:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Purchase@894858]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=2 rmask=3 name=Purchase notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE  LinkRule name=Purchase notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE Queue RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Purchase notification, act#=2, salience=10, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,074 [main] TRACE Queue Added 1 [Activation rule=Purchase notification, act#=2, salience=10, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=2 rmask=3 name=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE  LinkRule name=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE Queue RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100, act#=1, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE Queue Added 2 [Activation rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100, act#=1, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE Added Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100 to eager evaluation list.
Customer mark has returned the hat
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE Rule[name=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100] segments=2 TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE      12 [ AccumulateNode(12) ] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE      Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE      12 [ AccumulateNode(12) ] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE      rightTuples TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE        13 [RuleTerminalNode(13): rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE        Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE        13 [RuleTerminalNode(13): rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE Delete [fact 0:7:874153561:874153561:7:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount@341a8659]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE   LinkSegment smask=2 rmask=3 name=Discount removed notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE  LinkRule name=Discount removed notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE Queue RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE Queue Added 3 [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,075 [main] TRACE UnlinkNode notify=true nmask=1 smask=0 spos=1 rules=[RuleMem Discount awarded notification]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE   UnlinkSegment smask=2 rmask=1 name=[RuleMem Discount awarded notification]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE     UnlinkRule name=Discount awarded notification
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE Queue RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Discount awarded notification, act#=7, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE Queue Added 2 [Activation rule=Discount awarded notification, act#=7, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE Rule[name=Purchase notification] segments=2 TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE      14 [JoinNode(5) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Purchase]] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE      Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE      14 [JoinNode(5) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Purchase]] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE      rightTuples TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE        15 [RuleTerminalNode(6): rule=Purchase notification] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE        Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE        15 [RuleTerminalNode(6): rule=Purchase notification] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE Removing RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Purchase notification, act#=2, salience=10, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE Queue Removed 1 [Activation rule=Purchase notification, act#=2, salience=10, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE Rule[name=Discount removed notification] segments=2 TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE      16 [NotNode(8) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount]] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE      Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE      16 [NotNode(8) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount]] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,076 [main] TRACE      rightTuples TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE        17 [RuleTerminalNode(9): rule=Discount removed notification] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE        Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE        17 [RuleTerminalNode(9): rule=Discount removed notification] TupleSets[insertSize=1, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE Fire "Discount removed notification" 
[[ Discount removed notification active=false ] [ null
[fact 0:1:1455177644:1455177644:1:DEFAULT:NON_TRAIT:org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Customer@56bc3fac] ] ]
Customer mark now has a discount of 0
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE Removing RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE Queue Removed 1 [Activation rule=Discount removed notification, act#=0, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE Rule[name=Discount awarded notification] segments=2 TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE      18 [JoinNode(10) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount]] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE      Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE      18 [JoinNode(10) - [ClassObjectType class=org.drools.examples.shopping.ShoppingExample$Discount]] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=0, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE      rightTuples TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE        19 [RuleTerminalNode(11): rule=Discount awarded notification] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE        Segment 1
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE        19 [RuleTerminalNode(11): rule=Discount awarded notification] TupleSets[insertSize=0, deleteSize=1, updateSize=0]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE Removing RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Discount awarded notification, act#=7, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE Queue Removed 1 [Activation rule=Discount awarded notification, act#=7, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE Removing RuleAgendaItem [Activation rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100, act#=1, salience=0, tuple=null]
2014-10-02 02:35:09,077 [main] TRACE Queue Removed 1 [Activation rule=Apply 10% discount if total purchases is over 100, act#=1, salience=0, tuple=null]

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Birth of Drools Pojo Rules

A few weeks back I blogged about our plans for a clean low level executable mode, you can read about that here.

We now have our first rules working, and you can find the project with unit tests here. None of this requires drools-compiler any more, and allows people to write DSLs without ever going through DRL and heavy compilation stages.

It's far off our eventually plans for the executable model, but it's a good start that fits our existing problem domain. Here is a code snippet from the example in the project above, it uses the classic Fire Alarm example from the documentation.

We plan to build Scala and Clojure DSLs in the near future too, using the same technique as below.

public static class WhenThereIsAFireTurnOnTheSprinkler {
    Variable<Fire> fire = any(Fire.class);
    Variable<Sprinkler> sprinkler = any(Sprinkler.class);

    Object when = when(
            input(fire),
            input(sprinkler),
            expr(sprinkler, s -> !s.isOn()),
            expr(sprinkler, fire, (s, f) -> s.getRoom().equals(f.getRoom()))
    );

    public void then(Drools drools, Sprinkler sprinkler) {
        System.out.println("Turn on the sprinkler for room " + sprinkler.getRoom().getName());
        sprinkler.setOn(true);
        drools.update(sprinkler);
    }
}

public static class WhenTheFireIsGoneTurnOffTheSprinkler {
    Variable<Fire> fire = any(Fire.class);
    Variable<Sprinkler> sprinkler = any(Sprinkler.class);

    Object when = when(
            input(sprinkler),
            expr(sprinkler, Sprinkler::isOn),
            input(fire),
            not(fire, sprinkler, (f, s) -> f.getRoom().equals(s.getRoom()))
    );

    public void then(Drools drools, Sprinkler sprinkler) {
        System.out.println("Turn off the sprinkler for room " + sprinkler.getRoom().getName());
        sprinkler.setOn(false);
        drools.update(sprinkler);
    }
}

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Decision Camp is just 1 Month away (SJC 13 Oct)

Decision Camp, San Jose (CA), October 2014, is only one month away, and is free for all attendees who register. Follow the link here, for more details on agenda and registration.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Workbench Multi Module Project Structure Support

The upcoming Drools and jBPM community 6.2 release will be adding support for Maven multi-module projects. Walter has prepared a video, showing the work in progress. While not shown in this video, the multi-module projects will have managed support to assist with automating version updates, releases, and will have full support for multiple version streams across GIT branches.

There is no audio, but it's fairly self explanatory. The video starts by creating a single project, and then showing how the wizard can convert it to a multi-module project. It then proceeds to add and edit modules, also demonstrating how the parent pom information is configured. The video also shows how this can work across different repositories without a problem - each with their own project structure page. Repositories can also be unmanaged, which allows for user created single projects, much as we have now with  6.0 and 6.1, which means previous repositories will still continue to work as they did before.

Don't forget to switch the video to 720p, and watch it full screen. Youtube does not always select that by default, and the video is fuzzy without it.




Monday, September 15, 2014

Setting up the Kie Server (6.2.Beta version)

Roger Parkinson did a nice blog on how to setup the Kie Server 6.2.Beta version to play with.

This is still under development (hence Beta) and we are working on improving both setup and features before final, but following his blog steps you can easily setup your environment to play with it.

Only one clarification: while the workbench can connect and manage/provision to multiple remote kie-servers, they are designed to work independently and one can use REST services exclusively to manage/provision the kie-server. In this case, it is not necessary to use the workbench.

Here are a few test cases showing off how to use the client API (a helper wrapper around the REST calls) in case you wanna try:

https://github.com/droolsjbpm/droolsjbpm-integration/blob/master/kie-server/kie-server-services/src/test/java/org/kie/server/integrationtests/KieServerContainerCRUDIntegrationTest.java

https://github.com/droolsjbpm/droolsjbpm-integration/blob/master/kie-server/kie-server-services/src/test/java/org/kie/server/integrationtests/KieServerIntegrationTest.java

Thanks Roger!