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Apache OFBiz Development by Rupert Howell, Jonathon Wong

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Chapter 12. Minilang

As the OFBiz framework has evolved over the years, so has the Minilang (Mini-Language). Minilang can help developers to reduce the time it takes to implement simple and repetitive tasks. Code does not need to be compiled and can therefore be implemented faster, breaking the typical Java code-compile-test cycle. Minilang gives the advantage of being able to change the code without a restart of the application. A simple browser refresh is enough to see the changes.

It is more "plain English" than Java code and is simpler to read and therefore easier to understand and maintain by people who may be unfamiliar with the system.

Minilang does however have some drawbacks. It can be difficult to debug in some cases. As we will learn ...

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