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From "Rony G. Flatscher (Apache)" <r...@apache.org>
Subject Student paper for introducing the ODF Toolkit...
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:26:42 GMT
Hi there,

at <http://wi.wu.ac.at/rgf/diplomarbeiten/#bakk_201203a> you will find a brand new Bachelor
paper
from a student who explains and demonstrates the ODF Toolkit for "end-user/business programmers".

The programming language used, ooRexx (http://www.oorexx.org), was originally created by IBM
and
handed over to the non-profit SIG "Rexx LA" (http://www.rexxla.org) for opensourcing. There
is an
ooRexx function package named BSF4ooRexx (https://sourceforge.net/projects/bsf4oorexx/), which
camouflages Java as the dynamic typed, caseless ooRexx, hence making it easy for end-user/business
programmer types of people to exploit all of Java with a syntax that is much easier for them.
Licenses are either CPL or AL.

All the code in the student's paper can be executed as is.

---rony

P.S.: BSF4ooRexx will also integrate ooRexx as a macro language for OpenOffice, if at installation
time OpenOffice is found on the system (or doing a reinstall via the menu later). This is
done in
the form of an OO extension (works for OOo and LO, not yet tested for AOO, but should work
there as
well). The special OOo support is meant to make it easy for end-user/business programmer type
of
people to program OOo thereby taking advantage of it. The OOo Snippet web page carries quite
a few
ooRexx nutshell examples demonstrating how to program OOo.


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