September 2008 -- Issue #22
Django...that is one of the hottest discussions around the Jython community at this time. Jython is popular in many different areas, but it seems as though there is an ever increasing interest in using Jython with the Django framework. Thanks to Leo Soto, Jim Baker, and other developers who have made it possible, Django is working very well with Jython. This is great news for Java and Python developers alike. As an avid Java developer, I think it is great that we now have another nice choice for RAD development of web applications on the Java platform.
Lots of noise on the blogsphere this month as well. Jython is definitely making the headlines and people are getting more actively involved.
I did not have time to write any articles this month as work and home have kept me fairly busy. I have been working a lot with Django lately and I plan to write an article on my experiences for next month's distro.
I'd like to thank Jim Baker for his time this month in answering questions for the interview. I will post the interview results once everything has been finalized. The Jython Monthly interviews have been great so far and I've received lots of good feedback. I hope to present more interviews in the upcoming issues.
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Thanks again for reading, I hope this month's content will do you well.
My information is as follows:
Interview with Jim Baker - Jython Monthly Extra
The interview with Jim Baker has come to a close. I will be posting a special distribution once all of the questions have been answered. Thanks again to everyone who participated. Also, a special thanks to Jim Baker for taking the time to answer all of the questions. The Jython community definitely appreciates it!
Django, Webservices, and Jython - Ed Taekema
Jython Bean Scripting Framework - Ed Taekema
Jython 2.5 Alpa 3 Released - Frank Wierzbicki
Jython Triple DES - James Abley
DjangoCon Day 1 - Frank Wierzbicki
DjangoCon Day 2 - Frank Wierzbicki
Jython Installation on OS X - Mel Mudin
Web Services Framework for Jython - Keith Chapman
Unit Testing wsadmin Jython Scripts - Alvin Abad
Brasil4Win Testing Jython 2.5a3 - gioorgi.com
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