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Inprise Developer News: Open Source: Java biking

Nov 16, 1999, 20:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juancarlo AƱez)

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"I went Web-spelunking and found a beta version of what promised to be the ideal solution to my short programming excursion needs -- someday. Then, just a couple of weeks ago, I was notified by e-mail that BeanShell 1.0 was available. I decided to take the tool for a ride."

"BeanShell is a small interpreter written in Java by Pat Niemeyer. It executes standard Java statements and expressions in addition to several scripting commands. The tool supports scripted objects as simple method closures like those in Perl and JavaScript. BeanShell is open source and free to use under the terms of the GNU General Public License."

"BeanShell comes with both GUI (Swing) and console mode interpreters. The GUI interpreter provides command history recall, command line editing, cut and paste, support for multiple sessions, and a simple editor for scripts."

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