The Java API library project started by Julien Chable (Wygwam France) has officially launched at http://www.openxml4j.org. Java developers now have a nice set of methods which will allow them to create rich Open XML documents for consumption by office productivity software or line of business systems in far fewer lines of code.
This is a great demonstration of the cross-language and cross-platform capabilities of the Open XML format. I have already seen a few great solutions implemented in Java that enable the use of custom schemas in Open XML to move data between nodes in a value chain, consuming and manipulating this custom business data inside and outside of traditional office document editing systems.
Nice work Julien! I look forward to the continued improvement and evolution as the Java community embraces these APIs.
Some more folks posted about the Open XML formats SDK which we released yesterday as a technology preview: