Pronunciation: BEE-zhooz (be-'zhu-z)
Bijoux is a small, extendable configuration language and interpreter which uses XML as the basis of its grammar. It can be integrated into a Java application to provide more configuration options than are possible with fixed-semantic configuration schemes.
Bijoux is a whimsical name. It is the plural of the french "bijou" which means "jewel" and implies smallness, elegance, and delicate workmanship. Bijoux has a small and elegant core of functions.
While Bijoux is not an acronym, the letters could stand for:
Built-in: Bijoux is a library intended to be integrated in an application to provide configuration functionality.
Interpreter: Bijoux is a very simple interpreted language.
Java: The Bijoux interpreter is written in Java, and can be integrated easily into a Java application.
XML: Bijoux programs (configuration files) are written using XML.
Bijoux is hosted on SourceForge, and is currently in alpha release. You may download Bijoux and its user documentation from this link:
Bijoux on SourceForge