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
JythonReleaseNotes: Release notes for Jython 2.7.0
JythonFaq: Frequently asked questions about Jython
DocumentationAndEducation: Users Guide, learning Jython and Examples
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)
JythonLogo: Jython Logo
WhyJython: Believe the hype
Beyond the Basics for Users
ConsoleChoices: Settings that enable line editing at the interpreter prompt
ReadlineSetup: Line-editing at the prompt with GNU Readline or Editline (possibly out of date info)
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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