[erlang-questions] Calling Java from Erlang
Tue Jan 10 13:52:46 CET 2012
On 01/10/2012 12:15 PM, Robert Raschke wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 5:44 PM, ilya goberman <goberman@REDACTED
> <mailto:goberman@REDACTED>> wrote:
> We are a market data API vendor. We have APIs to consume market
> data in Java, .Net, and C++. One of the clients indicated interest
> in using our API from Erlang.
> So I would like to find out if it is possible to interface with
> any of these language APIs from Erlang.
> I looked briefly at jinterface, but it appears to be designed to
> make calls from Java to Erlang, but not in the other directions.
> I have found a post
> http://www.javalimit.com/2010/06/a-java-api-for-erjang.html for
> the Erlang-java calls, but it does not seem to be a finished product.
> What is the best bet to accomplish the integration?
> Any advice is appreciated.
> Erlang uses message passing as it's primary communication mechanism.
> Thus you could write a small Java program utilising the Jinterface
> library to enable it to receive messages from Erlang, marshalling to
> your API and sending results back using the messaging again.
You could also take a look at the JavaErlang library which tries to
reduce the amount of boilerplate code you have to write to call Java
We use it internally here to test student libraries written in Java.
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