Open Source Innovation: Leading Java Spreadsheet SDK Released as Open Source

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Today, Extentech Inc., an innovative developer of Java components and development tools, announced the release of OpenXLS -- an open source version of the company's best-of-breed Java Software Development Kit for Spreadsheets, ExtenXLS.

I am personally delighted we have the opportunity to give back to the development community by contributing a tool as useful and powerful as OpenXLS. With the release of OpenXLS, Extentech has leveled the playing field for developers who need to embed spreadsheet functionality in their applications

Today, Extentech Inc., an innovative developer of Java components and development tools, announced the release of OpenXLS -- an open source version of the company's best-of-breed Java Software Development Kit for Spreadsheets, ExtenXLS.

"I am personally delighted we have the opportunity to give back to the development community by contributing a tool as useful and powerful as OpenXLS. With the release of OpenXLS, Extentech has leveled the playing field for developers who need to embed spreadsheet functionality in their applications," states John McMahon, CEO of Extentech Inc.

"OpenXLS is a robust and risk-free way to integrate spreadsheets into Java programs and web applications. We are excited about fostering a community of developers that we hope will find our APIs to be the best available at any price."

OpenXLS is being released under the GPL license. Based on the same codebase as ExtenXLS version 3, a proven product used in mission-critical applications at dozens of the largest companies in the world, OpenXLS provides the Excel compatibility and robustness previously available only in ExtenXLS.

Those desiring a fully supported product with the latest advanced features and highest performance are encouraged to purchase a license to ExtenXLS. Those interested in embedding Extentech technology in their products should visit the Extentech OEM partner page at: http://extentech.com/products/oem.jsp

OpenXLS is available for download now at: http://extentech.com

Extentech Inc. (http://www.extentech.com) is a leading developer of Java spreadsheet software, SOA, and development tools. Products include the Sheetster.com web spreadsheet, Exteria Business automation SOA Platform, and the ExtenXLS Java Spreadsheet SDK.

The privately held company was founded in 1999 with headquarters in San Francisco, CA. reference customers include Global 2000 companies such as JPMorgan, General Electric, and Toyota among many others.

Media Contact:
Charles Keatts
Extentech, Inc.
info(@)extentech.com
415.759.5292 voice

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