Look no further as we have pulled together this workshop so that you can construct an evening, half day or full day session of learning around JBoss BRMS.
You can setup this workshop and run it at any event as it can be constructed to take from a half to full day to complete. Think of the following possibilities for this workshop:
- local Java User Group (JUG)
- local JBoss User Group (JBug)
- local tech meetup
- work interest group
- after hours meetup at work
- submit it to a conference (yes you can use this!)
The workshop outlines how to build an online retail shopping cart project that uses all the rules and events that JBoss BRMS offers. Not only that, you get to build them all hands on with the various web based tooling that the product offers.
You only need to be able to read a PDF to get started, have a browser to view html based workshop slides that lead you through the building phases, Java 7 or 8, Maven 3.2 or higher and the products JBoss BRMS and JBoss EAP.
Here are the four steps to get you started preparing to present this workshop to your excited attendees.
1. Get project
To run this workshop we will need to obtain a copy for ourselves and maybe tell the workshop attendees where to get it. It is a self contained setup so that makes it very easy with it hosted online:
This should give you a workshop hosted under a directory
2. Get products
Now you will need to add three JBoss products that you can download from the Red Hat Customer Portal. You will need the following:
- JBoss EAP 6.4 installer (jboss-eap-6.4.0-installer.jar)
- JBoss BRMS 6.1 installer (jboss-brms-6.1.0.GA-installer.jar)
- JBoss BRMS 6.1.1 patch (jboss-brms-6.1.1-patch.zip)
You can also obtain the JBoss EAP and JBoss BRMS versions at their respective JBoss.org product pages (linked above) with a developer download. The patch will need to be downloaded from the customer portal.
3. Ready workshop for attendees
Now that you have the products listed above, you need to put them into the proper location. This is in the installs directory found here:
After you have done that, you can place the entire workshop directory on an USB stick or somewhere that your workshop attendees will be able to get a copy of it.
4. Prepare for workshop
Now you have the workshop ready for your attendees, you show up at the event and want to get started.
The first step is to introduce the topics around rules and events, which is available both in the workshop and as an online hosted presentation. You can also read up on these topics and watch the videos available here:
- Get started with rules and events
- Red Hat JBoss BRMS – a shopping cart example in the Cool Store Demo
- JBoss BRMS Cool Store Demo Part II – Complex events and business rules (video)
- JBoss BRMS Cool Store Demo Part III – BPM and decision tables (video)
After you have gained the basic knowledge to explain to your attendees what is going on and what they are going to be doing, just point them to the PDF to get started:
reach out to me directly with you comments.
Reference: Workshop in a Can: Setup a JBoss BRMS Full Day Workshop from our JCG partner Eric Schabell at the Eric Schabell’s blog blog.