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PyConAU 2010: Introducing Python to a Java shop

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Introducing Python to a Java shop

Presented by Juergen Brendel (MuleSoft)

There is a time and place for everything: For some applications Python is perfect, for others a language like Java and its entire ecosystem is more ideal. In this talk we see how Python was introduced to a Java shop as a vehicle for rapid and dynamic prototyping of a new project. The talk then explains how Jython/Java integration was used to translate this project step by step from Python to Java. Going beyond the advocacy focus, the talk then shows the interfaces to call Java from Python and vice versa and illustrates those with examples. Furthermore, unit testing of Java classes via test cases written in Python is also touched upon.