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Integrating Perl into language independent networked applicationsby fx (Pilgrim)
|on May 18, 2004 at 12:13 UTC
fx has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm writing a middleware app in Perl. My basic requirements are:
- language independent
It looks like it will initially be deployed with a Java application at the frontend and probably something in C/C++ at the backend - all of which are on different machines on the same network.
What I obviously need to do is have the Java client call subroutines and get return calues from the Perl code which in turn will call functions and get return codes from the C/C++ code. And as the languages around the middleware app will probably change with time, installation or environment, I need something pretty much standard.
I have briefly looked at CORBA and found some results from searching Perlmonks.
Is CORBA a good choice? I seem to recall reading something somewhere a while back that said its popularity is decreasing.
Is there some form of platform/language independent RMI-ish implementation?
Could anyone offer some other suggestions?