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Geoffrey De Smet (Red Hat) is the lead and founder of OptaPlanner. Before joining Red Hat in 2010, he was formerly employed as a Java consultant, an A.I. researcher and an enterprise application project lead. He has contributed to many open source projects (such as drools, jbpm, pressgang, spring-richclient, several maven plugins, weld, arquillian, ...). Since he started OptaPlanner in 2006, he’s been passionately addicted to planning optimization.

Drools 6 Performance with the PHREAK Algorithm

Drools 6 introduces a new lazy matching algorithm. The details of that algorithm have been covered in two previous blogs: R.I.P. RETE time to get PHREAKY PHREAK Stack Based Evaluations and Backward Chaining The first article discussed performance and why the batch and lazy aspects of the algorithm, make it hard to compare.       “One final point on ...

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Drools : PHREAK Stack Based Evaluations and Backward Chaining

A while back I wrote a blog on our new algorithm: http://blog.athico.com/2013/11/rip-rete-time-to-get-phreaky.html Someone asked me about the new stack based system, and how backward chaining works. I replied to them in an email, but I thought others might find it useful, so have pasted it below. It’s written straight from my brain onto the page, so it’ a bit raw ...

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R.I.P. RETE time to get PHREAKY

I’ve just done some high level documentation for the new rule algorithm I’ve called PHREAK, a word play on Hybrid Reasoning. It’s still a bit rough and high level, but hopefully still interesting. It builds on ReteOO, so good to read that bit first. ReteOO Algorithm The ReteOO was developed throughout the 3, 4 and 5 series releases. It takes ...

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KIE-WB / JBPM Console Ng – Configurations

Hi all, this is a follow up post from my previous entry about how to use the jBPM Console. The main idea of this post is to describe some of the most common configurations that you will required to do to the jBPM Console NG in order to use it in your own company. But before going into technical details ...

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Goodbye Guvnor. Hello Drools Workbench.

Many things are changing for Drools 6.0. Along with the functional and feature changes we have restructured the Guvnor github repository to better reflect our new architecture. Guvnor has historically been the web application for Drools. It was a composition of editors specific to Drools, a back-end repository and a simplistic asset management system. Things are now different. For Drools ...

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Score DRL: faster and easier in OptaPlanner

For OptaPlanner (= Drools Planner) 6.0.0.Beta1, I ‘ve replaced the ConstraintOccurrence with the much more elegant ConstraintMatch system. The result is that your score DRL files are: much faster easier to read and write far less error-prone, because they make it a lot harder to cause score corruption Let’s look at the results first, before we look at the code ...

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Drools Planner renames to OptaPlanner: Announcing www.optaplanner.org

We’re proud to announce the rename Drools Planner to OptaPlanner starting with version 6.0.0.Beta1. We’re also happy to unveil its new website: www.optaplanner.org. OptaPlanner optimizes business resource usage. Every organization faces planning problems: provide products or services with a limited set of constrained resources (employees, assets, time and money). OptaPlanner optimizes such planning to do more business with less resources. ...

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