By exposing native Rust functions, you can be easily accessed using Project Panama’s Foreign Function Access APIs.
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Java Panama Polyglot (Swift) Part 2
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Project Panama for Newbies (Part 4)
imagine C code capable of performing a computation and after its completion the C code will notify Java code to perform updates to JavaFX UI components.
Project Panama for Newbies (Part 1)
In this series of articles, we will explore the APIs from OpenJDK’s Project Panama.
My intent is to show you how to be proficient in using the Foreign Linker APIs (module ‘jdk.incubator.foreign’) as it relates to Java interoperability with native code.
While this article is for newbies, I assume you know the basics of the Java language, a little bash scripting, and a familiarity with C programming concepts. If you are new to C language don’t worry I will go over the concepts later.
Rust and the JVM
The JVM automatically releases objects from memory when they are not needed anymore. This process is known as Garbage Collection.
In languages with no GC, developers have to take care of releasing objects. With legacy languages and within big codebases, releasing was not applied consistently, and bugs found their way in production.
As the ecosystem around the JVM is well developed, it makes sense to develop applications using the JVM and delegate the most memory-sensitive parts to Rust.