Over a million developers have joined DZone.

Visual Rules 4.1

DZone's Guide to

Visual Rules 4.1

Free Resource

The Business Rules Management System Visual Rules Version 4.1 is now available. Visual Rules is an especially intuitive and high-performance Business Rules Management System for creating and managing business rules. Business logic is modeled, tested, monitored and managed in a simple but powerful graphical interface.

Visual Rules covers the complete rule management process. Via a uniquely comprehensive graphical modeling approach, Visual Rules provides an advanced collaboration platform for business analysts and IT. Visual Rules is designed for integration of rule management into applications and Eclipse-based platforms.

Top Reasons For Choosing Visual Rules

  • Model business logic graphically - no need to learn a script
  • Create business rules via drag & drop of descriptive icons
  • Test-driven and iterative approach
  • Profiling function for business rules included
  • Automatic documentation of rule projects
  • Integrated process support
  • Powerful collaboration platform for business & IT
  • Maximum performance and scaleability
  • Hot deployment while executing
  • A diversity of extension points for integration into applications and platforms


4.1 comes with many new features:

  • Debugging within the graphical model: Bug search with breakpoints and single-step execution
  • Profiling: Display of execution times for each rule element
  • Rule documentation also as a PDF-file
  • Incremental code generation
  • Ant tasks for automatic code generation, documentation and test execution
  • Extended inplace editing: New dialog for selecting all elements usable in a rule
  • A fine-granular search function for specific rule element types
  • Automatic assignment of data elements when calling rules
  • Use of expressions of any kind in decision tables
  • Task view with list of notes set in the rules

Debug Editor of Visual Rules 4.1:


Download: Visual Rules 4.1





Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}