Joeffice: Office Suite developed in 30 days




Joeffice: Office Suite developed in 30 days

Anthony Goubard has set an impressive target position. He was the existing office suites Microsoft Office, LibreOffice or the Web-based solutions from Google and Microsoft is not sufficient and he chose a proprietary solution called Joeffice to develop.


Of course, the software is not suitable at an early stage, and certainly for a production use. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see how he presents an Office suite for word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database solution within 30 days. He has transparent for everyone in the progress of his Google+ stream published.

The first critics will interfere with safety in mind that Goubard relies on Java so that it can offer the software very easy-platform on Windows, Mac or Linux, as well as an applet on the Web. Compatibility with Microsoft Office documents (. Docx,. Xlsx,. Pptx) is also given.

It was important in the development of the fast editing multiple documents at the same time, what has been bothering him for the existing services. This seems at first glance had good success through the use of tabs and the navigation through the folder tree on the left. You can get a first impression of you in the following video.

The project’s progress is dependent on the development of Apache POI , a Java API for Microsoft Office documents. Since Joeffice used these libraries and APIs, the project is under the Apache License 2.0. While looking for an interesting project for a development period of 3o days, but I can not imagine that many really change to Joeffice once a stable version is released now. One factor that is often underestimated is not only the general functionality, but also a visually successful design, in which the already existing programs such as LibreOffice have been struggling for years. But I will like to watch the project even further.


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