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Content Management Application Framework


 Business Rules Infrastructure

The aim of the CM Business Rules (BR) Infrastructure project is to build a BR infrastructure for CM applications. This project is still in a very early stage.

Business Rules Definition

A statement that defines or constrains some aspect of the business. It is intended to assert business structure or to control or influence the behavior of the business.

Advantages of a BR Engine

  • Encapsulate volatile business logic into "business rules" for central management and rule engine interact with other tiers via data and control flow
  • Agility and Control to provide "On Demand Business" and customizable business solutions
  • Separation of concerns, the AOP philosophy
  • Integration across different applications

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Components of the BR Framework

  • Agent Building and Learning Environment (ABLE)-based BR engine
  • A CM-specific BR library for encoding business rules for CM
  • An API for applications to integrate with the BR engine
  • An authoring framework for creating, editing and managing BR evolution based on the CM Data Architect
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