At Google, Python is one of the three “official languages” alongside with C++ and Java.
—Greg Stein, March 2005(verbally at SDForum meeting)
In this chapter...
As with Chapter 14, “Text Processing,” this chapter provides brief preview introductions to miscellaneous areas of Python programming that we did not have time to explore more fully. We hope to eventually develop these into full chapters for future editions of this book. We start with Java and Jython programming, followed by a discussion of the Google+ API, afterwards.
In the first part of this chapter, we’ll take a look at how to run Python on the JVM using Jython. We’ll first introduce what Jython is and describe how it works ...