Chapter 1. Introduction

Why Is This Book Necessary?

For years we have been enthusiastically pounding the table, so to speak, saying that scripting is “where it’s at!” for WebSphere® administrators. All the while, we (along with our students) have wished for a book that would enable more people to use Jython1 for their scripting needs. We finally got together and set out to write one, and we hope this book addresses not only our own desires and demands but yours as well.

1 Jython is an implementation of the Python programming language that executes on a Java Virtual Machine.

Websphere’s robust and versatile scripting facility differentiates the IBM® WebSphere Application Server product from competitors in the Java™ EE server marketplace. As ...

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