This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Jess 7.1a1 is the first alpha release of Jess 7.1. The major new feature in this release is "peering". Any number of Jess instances can now share a single rule base, leading to much faster startup and reduced memory usage for systems in which multiple engines run the same rules on differing data. We're especially interesting in feedback regarding this feature.?
Other planned Jess 7.1 features are not yet present in this release and will appear in subsequent alpha releases.