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The Bali Document Notation™ project provides the foundation for the Bali Nebula™ cloud-based operating system. It defines a rich framework of component types which can be used to define "smart" documents capable of capturing structural information and processing behavior in a way that cannot be forged or tampered with later on.


Smart documents can be compiled and executed by the Bali Nebula™ which resides in a secure, highly scaleable cloud environment.

An Example Document

To whet your appetite, here is a short example document that demonstrates the use of some of the more common component types available in the framework:

    $transactionId: #LYZ6PJ9GBABSF18MQMBSJDV7KAPV4MS7
    $timestamp: <2017-12-30T17:38:35.726>(
        $city: $Madrid
        $country: $Spain
    $consumer: [
        $email: <>
    $merchant: [
        $accountId: #GYR0D0N7D7RGLAMM50TA7YYP9TRCYFF0
        $name: "Cool Deals R Us"
    $items: [
            $name: "Hover Board"
            $version: v2.65
            $quantity: 1
            $price: 142.15($currency: $USD)
            $name: "Hover Battery Packs"
            $version: v15.3.7
            $quantity: 2
            $price: 16.75($currency: $USD)
    $tax: 10.77($currency: $EUR)
    $total: 184.62($currency: $EUR)
]($type: /acme/accounting/Transaction/v3.4)

In Summary

Bali Document Notation™ is a bit like JSON on steroids. It supports a much richer set of primitive element and collection types (22 types in all) compared with JSON's five total types. And just as JavaScript extends JSON to support functions, the Bali Document Notation™ provides a rich set of procedural constructs that make managing the components in the cloud simple and secure.

To dive in deeper on the parts of the project that interest you most, click on links listed in the side bar in the upper right corner ↗️ of this page.