General Formatting Conventions

The Open For Business projects follows the Sun coding standards for Java source code.
For information regarding this standard please visit

In addition to this standard we also use 4 space indention rather than tabs. Make sure no code contains tab characters.
For XML/HTML/FTL files we follow the standard XML/HTML/FTL format (TODO: add link to a reference here); as well as use 4 space indention rather than tabs (note some HTML/FTL files may use 2 spaces instead of 4).

HTML code should be XHTML compliant.

BSH files should follow the same convention as Java files.

Entity Definitions

Service Definitions

Best Practices

License Headers

Each and every source file should contain the ASL2.0 header: 

Naming Conventions for Artifacts and controller entries