Welcome to the Jython Wiki!
The purpose of a programming language is to let software developers express their intentions as simply and directly as possible. - JimHugunin
Jython is a Java implementation of Python that combines expressive power with clarity. Jython is freely available for both commercial and non-commercial use and is distributed with source code. Jython is complementary to Java and is especially suited for the following tasks:
Embedded scripting - Java programmers can add the Jython libraries to their system to allow end users to write simple or complicated scripts that add functionality to the application.
Interactive experimentation - Jython provides an interactive interpreter that can be used to interact with Java packages or with running Java applications. This allows programmers to experiment and debug any Java system using Jython.
Rapid application development - Python programs are typically 2-10X shorter than the equivalent Java program. This translates directly to increased programmer productivity. The seamless interaction between Python and Java allows developers to freely mix the two languages both during development and in shipping products.
Starting points for users:
WhyJython: Believe the hype
DocumentationAndEducation: Users Guide, learning Jython and Examples
JythonFaq: Frequently asked questions about Jython
JythonMonthly: a monthly newsletter of Jython news and tips.
PackageScanning: How Jython decides what jars to scan and how to influence its decision making.
NonEnglish: Read about Jython in other languages.
IrcChannel: IRC channel page (#jython at irc.freenode.net)
JythonImages: Jython Logo & Fan Art
Starting points for developers:
HowToGetInvolved: Community and contribution overview
JythonDeveloperGuide: Getting started with the source code.
WhosDoingWhat: A weak stab at project management.
SummerOfCode: Projects suitable for the Google Summer of Code.
ModulesOverview: An overview of various modules.
RoadMap: Where the rubber hits for 2.6.
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