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Let's sort this out historically. When Sun Microsystems' virtual machine (VM) paradigm emerged in the mid-1990s, the high-level programming language Java became the idiom for the new "soft" computer. Java's object-oriented architecture allowed it to scope from the lowest-level OS tasks (reads, writes to disk and screen), but much of the mid- and high-level tools were missing--e.g., common GUI features, text parsing, list sorting. The missing functionality is implemented gradually with nuts-and-bolts Java functions and by porting libraries to Java (GL4Java).
The cascade of "100 percent pure Java" ports has finally led to the gobbling up of the elegant Python scripting language, which is also object-oriented. But that is only half of the story. As Java devours Python, Python also devours Java. In one manifestation, Jython is Python written in Java rather than C. It has its own interpreter "jython" and compiler "jythonc," both of which can draw on all of Java's classes. Conversely, jythonc will create a Java class which can be imported by the Java interpreter "java" and compiler "javac." Java programmers will have the luxury of importing and using succinct Jython classes rather than writing the lines of verbose native Java code.
The bewildering complexities are elucidated by Bill in Jython for Java Programmers, which presents Jython both as a standalone, Java-equipped language and as the class implementation within Java. Its three parts are dedicated to Jython's basics (very similar to a Python tutorial), Jython's internals, and Jython's incorporation into GUI, database, and Web applications. The book follows in the New Riders tradition of exhaustive, implementation-centered publishing. Jython is not a Java foundation class, but Bill's book is a cornerstone in its own right. We also recommend Jython.org to help sort out Jython's big picture. --Peter Leopold
Without going into details and examples: Sometimes this book helps me with Jython, sometimes it does not and I must use web references.Published on October 12, 2013 by Dr. Rocks
I am about half way through this book, and while it is a little outdated. I am still getting the concepts down easily, which is what is important. great book.Published on June 24, 2011 by Amazon Customer
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It's a great book, I use Jython for the power of making unit testing, you save very much time on creating new objects. Read morePublished on February 14, 2003
I wish all other books could focus on one audience like this one has. Its goal of targeting Java programmers and getting us excited about Jython as a great tool for scripting,... Read morePublished on February 20, 2002
I think this book clearly achieves what it sets out to do: Introduce Java programmers to Jython. The book gives a good introduction to the Python language, its history and various... Read morePublished on February 7, 2002 by Alan Kennedy