Light Weight Database Driven Rules Engine With Eric Notheisen


Join me and the Enterprise Developers Guild on Tuesday, November 24, at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Kilimanjaro Room at the Charlotte Microsoft Campus to learn how to build a light weight database driven rules engine by our very own Eric Notheisen.

This presentation will provide information on a database driven business rules engine. What makes this application light weight is that all you need to do to add a business rule is: one, create a rule project; two, compile it independently from the solution; three, add it to the bin folder of your service or application and make the appropriate entries in your database. The entries in the database will identify the rules available to run, the conditional elements for using a give rule and rule succession information.

The technologies that will be demonstrated are: The Abstract Factory Pattern; The Chain Of Responsibility Pattern; Controlling the Abstract Factory with Reflection; LINQ To Objects and LINQ To Xml. A working model of the rules engine will be made available for download with appropriate documentation.

Eric Notheisen is a Senior Consultant with CGI. He has been working in IT for most of his 42 year career. Prior to joining CGI he was an Applications Developer on contract to the Lash Group. As a software developer, Eric develops Windows and Web applications using a wide variety of programming languages. Eric also teaches Visual Basic and C# for Central Piedmont Community College Eric holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Northern Colorado and the Community College of the Air Force. Eric and his wife Diane live in Fort Mill.

The meeting is sponsored by Signature Consultants.

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