Trisotech New Release

Trisotech announced a new release of its Digital Enterprise Suite. “This new release focus on the ease of creation of DMN decision logic by contextualizing the choices offered and removing invalid choices. We have also greatly improved the refactoring of Decision to and from Business Knowledge Model (BKM) by automatically converting the decision logic on morphing. Finally, we have added examples to the FEEL functions documentation buttons in the DMN Ribbon bar and we now support the new enhanced for loops of DMN 1.2“. Read more

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Red Hat Decision Manager 7

Red Hat announced an availability of Decision Manager 7, a decision management platform that simplifies the development and deployment of rules-based applications and services. “Feature highlights include support for the direct execution of models expressed in Decision Model and Notation (DMN); redesigned decision tables and a new decision table editor; and an improved data modeller.” Red Hat also provided the “Decision Modeler 7 and JBoss Drools Comparison” datasheet.

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Calls for Speakers at DecisionCAMP-2018 and BBC-2018

Are you interested in stepping into the spotlight at two major events devoted to Decision Management? Their calls for speakers are now open:

DecisionCAMP, Luxembourg, Sep. 17-19, 2018: this is the major annual technical event oriented to DM experts and practitioners. Submit your abstract by March 25, 2018

BBC, San Antonio, Nov. 5-9, 2018: this is the largest annual event oriented to business analysts. It includes “Business Rules & Decisions Forum“. Submit your abstract by March 9, 2018

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Questioning “Best Practices”

Scott Ambler, one of the initiators of the agile approach to software development, wrote an article that questions the term “Best Practice”: A very popular term within the IT community is “best practice”. It’s a wonderful marketing term, how could someone possibly argue about adopting a best practice, but does the concept really make sense? I’m not so sure. There are many examples where a practice that is considered “best” in one context is questionable within another. As professionals, it seems to me that we should strive to understand the context which we find ourselves in, and then apply the practice which is best within that context. In other words, we should really be focused on “contextual practices”, not “best practices”. Read more

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Interview with Rich Sutton, the Father of Reinforcement Learning

In December-2017 KDnuggets published an interview with Rich Sutton, the father of Reinforcement Learning. “Reinforcement learning is learning from rewards, by trial and error, during normal interaction with the world. This makes it very much like natural learning processes and unlike supervised learning, in which learning only happens during a special training phase in which a supervisory or teaching signal is available that will not be available during normal use.” Continue reading

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DMN FEEL Infographics

Trisotech kindly provides DMN FEEL info-graphics in a very compact  format with simple examples:
1) Basic types, operators, statements
2) Built-in functions

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The Walls Have Ears

Here is a quote from a Gizmodo’s article “The House That Spied on Me“: “In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as I could to the internet: an Amazon Echo, my lights, my coffee maker, my baby monitor, my kid’s toys, my vacuum, my TV, my toothbrush, a photo frame, a sex toy, and even my bed.” You may want (or not) to read more but you cannot miss a related Kohler’s ad.

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