I have been asked about the use ot business rules to drive specifics of process. This came up:
Welcome to Business Rule Engine. This site is a companion to the book How to
Build A Business Rules Engine: Extending Application Functionality Through
Metadata Engineering, by Malcolm Chisholm. The book and the site address
design issues in building rules engine functionality that can be added to
specific applications to extend their capabilities.
"Business Rules" are individual pieces of logic that are normally captured in
specifications by systems analysts, and put into application program code by
programmers. There are two major problems with this approach ... "
" ... Currently, the modern U.S. retail checkout experience is dominated by two types of point-of-sale (POS) technology: traditional and self-checkout. While self-checkout has grown in terms of visibility over the past two decades, there are indications that this version of self-serve sales processing may be on its last legs. Case in point: Albertsons has announced it will be removing self-checkout from all of its privately-owned stores, replacing them with traditional checkout lanes. Kroger has announced a similar experiment in Houston, Texas..... " The complete article.