Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow
Betascript Publishing, 22.11.2010 - 120 Seiten
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Apache POI, a project run by the Apache Software Foundation, and previously a sub-project of the Jakarta Project, provides pure Java libraries for reading and writing files in Microsoft Office formats, such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel. The name was originally an acronym for "Poor Obfuscation Implementation," referring humorously to the fact that the file formats seemed to be deliberately obfuscated, but poorly, since they were successfully reverse-engineered. This explanation - and those of the similar names for the various sub-projects - were removed from the official web-pages in order to better market the tools to businesses who would not consider such humour appropriate. The original authors (Andrew C. Oliver and Marc Johnson) also noted the existence of the Hawaiian poi dish, made of mashed taro root, which had similarly derogatory connotations.