To download the current version of ABL (click here for a Release Summary):
This results in zip file you unpack and install as described below. The instructions below provide a summary of the installation process. For more detail, see the Installation Instructions.
Older releases and daily builds are also available.
Since the installer includes all required libraries, you'll be up and running in a few minutes after you get the following basics (click this link for a full list of Prerequisites):
Follow the Installation Instructions to create a workspace from the expanded zip/tar, and import these existing sample projects:
You will need to create a web server (such as Tomcat) as described in the Installation Instructions, and add the BusLogicDemo project into it. There should be no errors at this point.
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It is easy to introduce Business Logic to your project: simply add a Hibernate configuration parameter, and start introducing Logic Components. Initially, these might be as simple as a multi-attribute constraint, or auditing. Find out more in the Getting Started guide.
The standard edition of ABL is open-source: you can use it with few restrictions, described in our public license, which is essentially the Mozilla Public License 1.1.
The Professional edition of ABL is not fully open-source. You can use it for evaluation and development purposes, but it is subject to our Commercial license. Pricing is described here.