May 2009 -- Issue #30
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Jython 2.5rc3 Released
JavaOne 2009 Conference
The JavaOne conference will be held June 2nd through 5th at the Moscone center in San Francisco, CA. You can register online now.
Highlights for Jython include:
- BoF entitled 'Language Interoperability on the JVM Made Simple' - Tobias Ivarsson
- Tech Session entitled 'Exploiting Concurrency with Dynamic Languages' - Tobias Ivarsson
Panel entitled 'Script Bowl 2009: A Scripting Languages Shootout' - Roberto Chinnici, Sun Microsystems, Inc.; Thomas Enebo, Sun Microsystems, Inc. ; Rich Hickey, Clojure; Guillaume Laforge, SpringSource; Martin Odersky, EPFL; Raghavan Srinivas, Self; Frank Wierzbicki, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
- Tech Session entitled 'Toward a Renaissance VM' - Brian Goetz, Sun Microsystems, Inc.; John Rose, Sun Microsystems
- Tech Session entitled 'Dynamic Languages Powered by Glassfish AS V3' - Jacob Kessler, Sun Microsystems; Vivek Pandey, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
- Tech Session entitled 'Alternative Languages on the JVM Machine' - Cliff Click, Azul Systems
EuroPython 2009 Conference
Registration is now open for EuropPython, Europe's Premier Python Conference, which will take place from 28th June to 4th July 2009 in Birmingham, UK. For more details, please visit the website at www.europython.eu
The Definitive Guide To Jython (with Django) to be Published by Apress
Look for The Definitive Guide to Jython (with Django) to be published by Apress later this year. The book will include beginner to advanced materials covering the Jython language in entirety. Authors include Jim Baker, Frank Wierzbicki, Leo Soto, Victor Ng, and Josh Juneau. More details to follow...
PyCon 2009 - Jython Video and Slides
A Better Python for the JVM - Tobias Ivvarsson http://us.pycon.org/2009/conference/schedule/event/32/
Jython Progress - Frank Wierzbicki http://us.pycon.org/2009/conference/schedule/event/46/
Pylons on Jython - Philip Jenvey http://us.pycon.org/2009/conference/schedule/event/50/
Django on Jython 101 - Leo and Jim http://us.pycon.org/2009/conference/schedule/event/54/
IronPython, Jython, Scala and Python: A Fairly Meaningless Server Performance Comparison
Written By: James Gardner
IronPython 2.0 is a full implementation of Python 2.5 targetting the .NET platform and yet it can be very hard to find good instructions on how to set it up because not all distributions of Mono include IronPython 2 and those that do might not include the Python standard library so I thought I'd put some instructions up on how to do it.
Once it was running I thought it would be interesting to benchmark a simple WSGI Hello World! server to see if it is faster than ordinary Python. That got me wondering about Jython which in turn got me wondering about Scala. The upshot is that I have instructions for installing all 3 and running a simple benchmark on each, along with a pure-Python version for reference. Before long I was experimenting with Java Servlets on Tomcat too!
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Open Source Field Project
The Field Project is about to release beta 7! This project is an open source IDE for JVM languages geared towards digital art and coding.
NEW POLL - Which database are you interested in using with Django on Jython? - Results