Features

This topic provides a partial list of features that come with the Code Effects business rules solution.

  • Revolutionary web interface. By using the Code Effects business rules solution, any educated adult can write complex rules simply by selecting rule elements from the context-sensitive menu. The end result looks like a spoken sentence: If customer home state is Georgia then add no shipping cost else add shipping (9.95). No IT personnel are required to author business rules and no code re-compilation is needed if rules are modified.

  • Evaluate rules from any .NET code. Create business rules with the Rule Editor, store them in XML format in a database or file system, and evaluate them with the Rule Engine in any .NET environment using one of several Evaluator classes by executing a simple statement like this:
    Evaluator<SourceObject> e = new Evaluator<SourceObject>(ruleXmlString);
    bool success = e.Evaluate(sourceObjectInstance);
  • It's unbelievably fast! The Rule Engine is capable of evaluating a collection of millions of complex source objects in milliseconds, filtering out the ones that didn't make it through the rule(s).
  • Parentheses. For complex rules, the Rule Editor employs parentheses to prioritize evaluation of rule conditions. Anyone who understands the difference between (A + B) x C and A + (B x C) can now create business rules of any complexity.
  • Automatic rule validation. The Rule Editor automatically highlights invalid rule elements and even displays a short description of the problem for each invalid rule element if the rule author tries to save an invalid rule. This guarantees that each saved or modified rule is valid and ready for testing or deployment. To see this in action, try to save an invalid rule using the demo editor.
  • Supports all major browsers. The Rule Editor runs perfectly on Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera on Mac and Windows; it supports Edge and IE 9 and up on Windows.
  • Reusable rules. Save any group of repetitive conditions as an evaluation type rule and reuse it in any other rule as if it was a regular field. The Test Rule pre-loaded in the demo editor demonstrates this feature by using the Reusable Rule.
  • Runs on any modern .NET platform. Download our demo projects to see different implementations of Code Effects.
  • No installation required. The Code Effects business rules solution requires no installation, no background processes, no dependency on third-party frameworks or components, and no need to give a special write access to folders or set special user permissions. It runs fine even on rudimentary shared hosting accounts and supports all common Cloud environments such as Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Built-in help. By default, the Rule Editor displays a Help String that detects what's already in the rule and automatically suggests the next action using the language of your choice.
  • Customizable. Almost all members of your source object can be decorated with optional attributes. They instruct Code Effects as to how to render its UI, display rule elements and evaluate rules. Code Effects solution provides attributes for properties, methods, parameters, return values, and so on. Use them to change the default behavior of your business rules. You can set date and time formats, min and max limits for numeric values, the type of values rule authors should be allowed to input, and so on.
  • Trusted Worldwide. Code Effects business rules solution is trusted by governments, and Fortune 500 companies in mission-critical projects all over the world.
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