is an innovative framework for development of different language
configurations. It is not another
programming language, but rather a methodology and supporting tools allowing
professional programmers to create their own versions of Java-like languages.
consists of two parts:
|Language Opener - a
generic foundation for that allows software developers to define and
implement different programming languages|
|Java Opener -
a ready-to-go implementation of Java known as
"openl.j". It extends Java with
operator overloading, you may add other new features or limit the existing
functionality for the security purposes. |
OpenL You can:
Java code between different placeholders making it available to non-programmers
Extract pieces of Java-like code (Java snippets) from
traditional source code and incorporate it into XML, Excel, databases,
Web programming environments
Define and use Your own subset or superset of Java to be
used specifically for Your business or for "programming in the large" such as
and workflow management, software configuration
Use the same code to access
objects defined in different contexts either it is a Java class or an XML
Schema. It becomes a matter of a configuration and does not require changes in
You may look at
OpenRules to see
how OpenL was used to create a business rules management environment. OpenL can
also be used to create workflow management, database management, or other
environments that require pieces of Java-like code to be maintained outside
traditional Java IDEs.
OpenL comes with a
powerful IDE for the management of OpenL projects. It is implemented as
Eclipse plugins and takes advantages of this de-facto standard IDE.
We expect more predefined OpenL-based languages will be implemented by the Open
Source community. Everybody's participation is welcome!
December 16, 2004 OpenL Release 1.1.1 now works with Eclipse 3.0.
2004. A new release 1.1 of OpenL is available for
2004. A new release of OpenL is available for
||December 12, 2003. A Business Rules Engine OpenRules
has been introduced as the first practical use of the OpenL technology.|
||September 15, 2003. OpenL has been published at
||July 21, 2003.
The first public presentation of OpenL at the seminar "Edison
Cybernetics" in Edison, NJ|