This document provides an overview of the scripting features in Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE).


This document is intended for Java application programmers who want to execute code written in scripting languages. It is assumed that the you are familiar with Java and a version of the ECMAScript language standard (JavaScript).

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See the Java Scripting API specification, the javax.script package.


The following text conventions are used in this document:

Convention Meaning


Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.


Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.


Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.