Scripting in Java

Scripting in Java

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Scripting in Java teaches you how to use the Java Scripting API and JavaScript to execute scripts and take advantage of the features of a scripting language while developing Java applications. The book also covers topics that enable scripting languages to take advantage of Java features and the Java class library, including the new Java Collections and JavaFX 8 APIs. Most of the examples in this book use JavaScript on the Nashorn engine. Author Kishori Sharan will show you scripts in JavaScript to demonstrate its power and use in your Java applications. Some of the examples use the jrunscript and jjs command-line tools. Furthermore, debugging is discussed to equip you for situations when or if you encounter any issues with this kind of Java scripting. After reading and using this book, you will have most of what you need to do scripting in Java. What youa€™ll learn How to execute scripts and pass parameters to scripts What is the Java Scripting API as found in the new Java 8 How to write scripts in Nashorn and invoke procedures in scripts How to use compiled scripts and use Java in scripting languages How to use the new Java APIs, including JavaFX 8 and Collections in Nashorn How to implement a script engine How to use the jrunscript and jjs command-line tools Who this book is for This book is for those who have some experience with Java. Although it is not required, it would be helpful to have a basic knowledge of a scripting language before reading this book. Table of ContentsChapter 1: Getting Started Chapter 2: Executing Scripts Chapter 3: Passing Parameters to Scripts Chapter 4: Writing Scripts in Nashorn Chapter 5: Procedures and Compiled Scripts Chapter 6: Using Java in Scripting Languages Chapter 7: Collections Chapter 8: Implementing a Script Engine Chapter 9: The jrunscript Command-Line Shell Chapter 10: The jjs Command Line Tool Chapter 11: Using JavaFX in Nashorn Chapter 12: Java APIs for Nashorn Chapter 13: Debugging, Tracing, and Profiling ScriptsWhen I wrote the three volumes of Harnessing Java 7 in 2012, I did not include a chapter on the Java Scripting API because of the limited space that I ... Therefore, I decided to read the source code for the classes in the javax.script package.

Title:Scripting in Java
Author:Kishori Sharan
Publisher:Apress - 2014-12-04


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