While surfing around to find stuff to put on the publications page of the new and improved Drools website, I kept tripping across comments from folks who thought Drools was dead and who complained about its lack of documentation. So I figured it was time to make some noise again. Drools is decidedly not dead. Rapid progress is being made towards a 2.0-final release, including 100% JSR-94 compliance. Thanks to Alex, Andy, Doug, Mark and others I'm sure I'm forgetting to mention, documentation and examples have all been massively improved. So, if you haven't been by lately, I suggest dropping by the site and checking it out again.
July 2004 Archives
We just replaced BeanShell with Janino in Drools. It's an order of magnitude faster, and simply rocks.
Janino is a compiler that reads a JavaTM expression, block, class body, source file or a set of source files, and generates JavaTM bytecode that is loaded and executed directly. Janino is not intended to be a development tool, but an embedded compiler for run-time compilation purposes, e.g. expression evaluators or "server pages" engines like JSP.
0Spam.com - A Virtually 100% Effective Free Anti Spam Service is a complete piece of crap. Nope, I don't use'em. I'm just abused by them.
One of the many worms out there is sending its crap and spoofing the From with my email address. We all know it happens, right? Well, these idiots don't bother to check to see if it's bogus email, instead, they send an automatic verification email to me, for me to prove that I really sent the mail. 30 times. For the same recipient. Of course, they provide no way to anti-verify it. So, I continue to get assloads of their verification mails in my inbox. Helping to solve the spam problem? Not from my perspective.
Just received a reply to my complaint...
OK, your address is now blocked. You could have setup filters in your mail client to block us as well.
Doesn't that seem like an odd response to someone providing services to keep your inbox clean? Not even an opt-out response, but more of a "just delete'em" response. Yep, idiots.