What's new with Apache POI
Apache POI is a long standing project to provide pure Java access to Microsoft Office file formats. However, it's not a static project, and over the last 18 months its features have once again grown dramatically. The session will start with a whistle-stop tour of the older features, then dive into what's new. One such topic will be reading and writing old style and new xml based (ooxml) Excel files with the same code. Another will be the advanced text extraction for an ever growing list of file formats (9 and counting). We'll see how to render powerpoint files to images, and build a powerpoint file from Java. We'll cover reading excel files in a memory efficient manner, and see how the new Office Open XML file formats have and haven't changed everything.