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By Adron Hall on September 23, Recently I sat down to work up a solution around a rules engine. There were a few things I noticed right off. At this point I realized I had X, Y and Z reason to use it and would just have to persevere with all of the threats that are inclusive of implementing a rules engine. Sometimes one just has to step into the realm of scary and get it done. Nools is a business rules engine based on the Rete Algorithm , something that is helpful to read up on when implementing.
Rules Engines can be a very valuable part of an overall business automation and decision making system. In discussing rules engines the simple view is that it is a system that uses rules, in any form, applied to data to produce outcomes. For this tutorial we will be talking about a specific implementation of the Rete algorithm pronounced as two syllables, reh-te.