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#1 Re: Wishlist and general discussion » BRMS & Language over the JVM » 2010-03-18 23:52:53

fmichel wrote:

So i try to find an opensource project quite close or not too far away from the Madkit concept to see if the 2 communities could benefit each others and i didn't find a better match than cougaar http://cougaar.org/. What are you thinking of this one ?

Indeed, it would be interesting to see how each community could benefit from each other. Do you have an idea about how this could take place ? The main problem I see is that agent-based platforms often have their own way to understand agency and thus to implement agent concepts at their core. Still, there are surely ways for these communities to collaborate a way or another. The major problem remaining is time to do so... wink

Well, maybe you could identify and/or describe, as a specialist, specifically of Madkit but also of agent-based platforms in general (at least the concepts and ideas that drive them) :
- the fondamental differences between Madkit and Cougaar
- the things you find interesting into Cougaar
- the things you would like to know about Cougaar
- some eventual ideas that let you think Madkit and Cougaar could benefit from each other

There would be a few others things but it's a little too soon to explore them so based on these informations (your answers), i would try to establish a communication link with the Cougaar community, identify the main Cougaar responsibles that would be able to share some "work" with the Madkit team.

That should be enough for a discussion with them to know if there are some potential efforts, experiences and visions to share between Cougaar "agents" and Madkit "agents" smile

#2 Re: Wishlist and general discussion » BRMS & Language over the JVM » 2010-02-14 19:05:10

Do you investigate/consider Drools and/or scala for "improving" Madkit ?

On my side, i were thinking of ways to make Madkit more popular smile as the community activity and the release cycle seem far more closer to an academic research than an active opensource project. So i try to find an opensource project quite close or not too far away from the Madkit concept to see if the 2 communities could benefit each others and i didn't find a better match than cougaar http://cougaar.org/. What are you thinking of this one ?

#3 Re: Wishlist and general discussion » BRMS & Language over the JVM » 2010-01-24 20:18:18

As i see, Drools rules can be called through java code and vice-versa, so integration should be straightforward.
Now as i see badly smile, i must have missed something in what you call "integration".

My suggestion comes from a more than basic point of view :
- regarding Madkit, i saw "Agents in MadKit may be programmed in Java, Scheme (Kawa), Jess (rule based engine)"
- based on this, ok, i don't know what Jess "bindings" Madkit brings but i would love for them into Drools smile

Basically, we should choose products for what they are in nature and not for their related tools but i must admit that personally,
i don't want to learn x new products/technologies each time a cool product suggest to do so. That's why i more or less select cool products
which have in a way or another some cool links with products/tools/technologies i already use or learn. That's where my suggestions from smile

I could tell you many things for which Drools and Scala are so great but i guess that means nothing against a personal initiative interest, so
i can just invit you to look around them and if needed, ask me for more information i would deliver or search for answers.

#4 Wishlist and general discussion » BRMS & Language over the JVM » 2010-01-24 06:50:27

Kynao
Replies: 7

Hello,

Happy new Year 2010 by the way !!
Before i forget : can we talk in french or do you prefer english speaking ? smile

In the meantime, does anyone in the community tried a JBoss Rules (Drools) integration ? I'm currently learning the product and quite loves it.
I suppose i'm not alone smile and would be a great addition for Madkit to my mind.

Quite same question regarding language binding, here about Scala i think you, as specialist, you well know.

See you soon.

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