If memory serves me correctly, in the first Hitchhiker's Guide published in 1995 (is that only 12 years ago?), I began a decade of discussions on managing business rules. In those days, SQL Server was a lot simpler, would run on an Intel 286 with about as much RAM as I have in my new Citizen watchor so it seemed. Nevertheless, business rules are still a serious problem because developers were still spending an inordinate amount of time weaving these rules into client applications only to have to start over when the rules changed 30 minutes after the application was released to the users.
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