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Jess in Action: Rule-Based Systems in Java by Ernest Friedman-Hill

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Chapter 17. Jess on the Web

In this chapter you’ll...

  • Look at alternative Java web architectures
  • Collect knowledge for a smart e-commerce application
  • Write rules and queries for a web application

A sizeable and still-growing fraction of all software written today is deployed on intranets or the Internet. The rise of electronic commerce, enterprise applications, and web-based entertainment is a visible indicator of this trend.

Rule-based systems are commonly used in web-based applications. A Java rule engine can run on a client machine (as an applet) or, more commonly, on the server (in a J2EE application server). Rules can be used for order configuration, inventory management, human resources, manufacturing resource planning, games, and more. ...

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