The IBM Business Rules service enables developers to easily maintain business logic separate from application logic. This means that there will not be any hardcoding of business logic in your applications and you will spend less time recoding and testing once the business policy changes.
A new version of the service is set for release on October 6, 2016 in Bluemix, and is available in Dallas, London and Sydney. This version features exciting improvements and important changes that existing users are encouraged to review.
The Rule Designer simplifies the path to both author rules and deploy operational decision services. This simple and straight path will aid in quick functionality tests while saving you valuable time to focus on more challenging cases. The existing rule projects that are using the legacy features can be easily migrated to the new path by using decision service projects and the decision engine.
Decision service rule projects provide a better way to define which decision operations will be executed and how to deploy them. From just one decision service you can define multiple executable rule sets for both tests and production. The new service is aligned with the current version of IBM ODM and the rule projects are compatible both on premise and on cloud.
The service also brings a new supported environment which includes a Rule Designer now based on Eclipse 4.4.2 (Luna), with added support for MacOS X. Rule Designer is now compatible with the Eclipse plugin for IBM Bluemix. The Business Rules service also supports Java 8 (IBM or Oracle), for better performance.
It is recommended that you install the new Rule Designer in a separate folder from any previous instance, while still keeping the previous version. You will also want to create a new workspace and copy and import any existing rule projects. Rule App projects and Rule Execution Server Configuration projects are no longer necessary. They will need to be replaced by deployment configuration elements in decision service projects.
For additional assistance, please see the Business Rules service documentation or submit your question on Stack Overflow using the #ibm-bluemix and #business-rules tags.
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