Books

Infected by Brad Wilson You’re stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be? “The idea is you memorize a book and repeat it over and over again until your grandchildren run from the room whenever you open your mouth and start quoting, ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins,’ or whatever…” Oh, okay. Ummm…Although “Green Eggs […]

Microsoft’s Rules Engine

I was talking with Microsoftian Scott Woodgate yesterday and he let me know of a lacuna in my toolbox: BizTalk 2004 has a forward-chaining RETE-based rules engine. I’ve never heard of anyone using this technology (BizTalk’s implementation, I mean — I’ve used (and written) rules engines before). Dang. Not enough hours in the day to […]