Groovy is an agile, dynamic language for the JVM which combines many features from languages like Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk and makes them available to Java developers using a Java-like syntax. It is designed to help get things done on the Java platform in a quicker, more concise, and fun way. It can be used as an alternative compiler to javac to generate standard Java bytecode to be used by any Java project or it can be used dynamically as an alternative language, such as for scripting Java objects, templating, or writing unit test cases.
tracx reads and stores any kind of XML data using a dedicated programming language. Read XML structure can be traced and changed. Unix Shell and JDBC database escapes allows you to retrieve data and store it into the XML structure. Implementations based on C++ and Java are available.
ObjectBox is an o:XML compiler and interpreter written in Java. o:XML is a complete object oriented programming language, with features such as multiple inheritance, function overloading, recursive procedures, and much more. The syntax is straight-forward, intuitive XML. It also features an extensible expression language modelled on XPath. The ObjectBox is a complete implementation of the language and adds comprehensive Java Language Extensions, Database and Servlets support, Struts integration and more.
EmPy is a system for embedding Python expressions and statements in template text. It takes an EmPy source file, processes it, and produces output. This is accomplished via expansions, which are special signals to the EmPy system and are set off by a special prefix (by default the at sign, '@'). It can expand arbitrary Python expressions and statements in this way, as well as a variety of special forms. Textual data not explicitly delimited in this way is sent unaffected to the output, allowing Python to be used in effect as a markup language. Also supported are callbacks via hooks, recording and playback via diversions, and dynamic, chainable filters. The system is highly configurable via command line options and embedded commands.
RefleX is a Java tool that allows people that have no particular knowledge of Java to write smart programs entirely in XML. The concepts of native XML programming used in RefleX have been designed separately, so that other implementations on other platforms/languages can be considered. As the tags used are considered "active", the underlying concepts have been named "Active Tags". Programming in XML allows developers to efficiently produce batch scripts as well as Web applications. With Active Tags, you can dramatically decrease the number of lines you have to code.
XWidglets is a complete rich Java Swing tool for designing, creating, and using XML-based GUIs. It provides a lightweight XML client, clear separation between view, data, and process, MVC I and II support, event management, a consistent look and feel across platforms, a rich set of GUI components, and n-tier architecture integration.