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What's new in Drools 6.0

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Drools 6.0 introduces new approaches for authoring, building, deploying and utilising rules. Using convention and configuration, over programmatic apis, in an effort to simplify the experience for end users.

This talk, presented by Mark Proctor - Platform Architect at Red Hat - will take users through the new web based IDE (built with UberFire) for authoring and deploying rules, and then utilising them on the client side. It will also introduce the other new 6.0 features, including our new lazy rule engine algorithm. Ideally attendees will have a basic understanding of Drools and rule engines.

Please note that to secure your place you have to register at the London JBUG Registration Page (

Speaker Bio

Mark Proctor received his B.Eng in Engineer Science and Technology and then his M.Sc. in Business and Information Systems; both from Brunel University, West London. His M.Sc. thesis was in the field of Genetic Algorithms; which is where he discovered his interest for anything AI related.

For the last 10 years Mark's focus has been on developing knowledge engineering systems in java, while working for Red Hat as Platform Architect. Mark is the co-founder of the Drools project, the leading Java expert system tool, and as Platform Architect he is responsible for all technologies related to rules, processes, events, ontologies and intelligent agents at Red Hat.


18:00 - 18:15 - Coffee, Welcome and Networking
18:15 - 19:30 - 'What's new in Drools 6.0' by Mark Proctor
19:30 - 19:50 - Lightning Talk by Jeremy Brown, 'JBoss Enterprise update from Red Hat'
19:50 - 20:00 - Lightning Talk by Jaromir Hamala 'Hands off my data! How to use Off-Heap Memory from Java and keep the latencies down'
20:00 - 20:30 - Beer, Pizza and Networking

‘Problem Solving’ Sessions

Following your suggestions, we’re introducing the new Problem Solving panel sessions which give you an opportunity to discuss various JBoss-related problems you may want to share and discuss with the rest of the JBUG members. If you want to ask others for help and advice, discuss the issues, listen to suggestions and find the solutions – let us know! Email your topic to and we will be more than happy to add your session to the agenda.

Lightning Talks

We are also opening up the floor to anyone using JBoss who has a tale to share. We are looking for a number of lightning talks 5 - 10 minutes in length where you can share your experiences, problems or wonderful solutions with the rest of the community. This is a huge opportunity to develop new or hone existing speaking skills!If you are interested, please send the title of your talk to .

Please note that to secure your place you have to register at the London JBUG Registration Page (