The SNAME OpenCalc System is built upon an open source framework that allows for the creation of long-lasting and reusable calculations that can be combined in many ways to create completely new solutions by naval architects, not programmers. The SNAME OpenCalc System offers a new programming structure that returns creative control and flexibility to subject matter experts (SMEs) and users. It can create solutions not possible without access to all source code and expensive custom programming. This is critically important in fields like naval architecture, where small market size and demand have not created lasting, flexible, and cost-effective computer solutions and design tools. Evolution of Internet Computing has provided new computing technology and tools that can further enable OpenCalc. This paper presents these new and emerging technologies and patterns and their potential to further realising the OpenCalc concept.

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