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The Definitive Guide to Jython

Python for the Java Platform

Authors: Juneau, J., Baker, J., Wierzbicki, F., Soto Muoz, L., Ng, V., Ng, A., Baker, D.L.

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  • Official, definitive Jython book by Jython team members and leads
  • First to market on current, latest Jython 2.5.x with Django support
  • Jython has a fairly strong and stable market (averaging nearly 10,000 downloads a month from SourceForge alone) that is supported by Sun, Google, Python and Django
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About this book

Jython is an open source implementation of the high-level, dynamic, object-oriented scripting language Python seamlessly integrated with the Java platform. The predecessor to Jython, JPython, is certified as 100% Pure Java. Jython is freely available for both commercial and noncommercial use and is distributed with source code. Jython is complementary to Java.

The Definitive Guide to Jython, written by the official Jython team leads, covers Jython 2.5 (or 2.5.x)—from the basics to more advanced features. This book begins with a brief introduction to the language and then journeys through Jython’s different features and uses.

The Definitive Guide to Jython is organized for beginners as well as advanced users of the language. The book provides a general overview of the Jython language itself, but it also includes intermediate and advanced topics regarding database, web, and graphical user interface (GUI) applications; Web services/SOA; and integration, concurrency, and parallelism, to name a few.

About the authors

Josh Juneau has been developing software since the mid-1990s. PL/SQL development and database programming was the focus of his career in the beginning, but as his skills developed, he began to use Java and later shifted to it as a primary base for his application development. Josh has worked with Java in the form of graphical user interface, web, and command-line programming for several years. During his tenure as a Java developer, he has worked with many frameworks such as JSF, EJB, and JBoss Seam. At the same time, Josh has extended his knowledge of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) by learning and developing applications with other JVM languages such as Jython and Groovy. His interest in learning new languages that run on the JVM led to his interest in Jython. Since 2006, Josh has been the editor and publisher for the Jython Monthly newsletter. In late 2008, he began a podcast dedicated to the Jython programming language.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Language and Syntax

    Juneau, Josh (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Data Types and Referencing

    Juneau, Josh (et al.)

    Pages 25-58

  • Operators, Expressions, and Program Flow

    Juneau, Josh (et al.)

    Pages 59-79

  • Defining Functions and Using Built-ins

    Juneau, Josh (et al.)

    Pages 81-103

  • Input and Output

    Juneau, Josh (et al.)

    Pages 105-112

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2528-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2527-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Definitive Guide to Jython
Book Subtitle
Python for the Java Platform
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Josh Juneau and Jim Baker and Frank Wierzbicki and Leo Soto Muoz and Victor Ng and Alex Ng and Donna L. Baker
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2528-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2528-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2527-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
544
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