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Core Java, Volume II—Advanced Features, Tenth Edition by Cay S. Horstmann

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Chapter 8. Scripting, Compiling, and Annotation Processing

This chapter introduces three techniques for processing code. The scripting API lets you invoke code in a scripting language such as JavaScript or Groovy. You can use the compiler API when you want to compile Java code inside your application. Annotation processors operate on Java source or class files that contain annotations. As you will see, there are many applications for annotation processing, ranging from simple diagnostics to “bytecode engineering”—the insertion ...

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