Working with n-D arrays from any runtime in any language

This article provides an introduction to cross-technology handling of multidimensional arrays. Data structures are one of the essential aspects of every piece of software. Any application constantly process various information, that very often require specific grouping and access strategies. This aspect is addressed by arrays and more advanced collection types. By using the Javonet framework, users gain ability to easily and effectively work with data structures originating from any runtime. Every array from any runtime is treated as reference.

Javonet allows you to reference and use modules or packages written in (Java/Kotlin/Groovy/Clojure, C#/VB.NET, Ruby, Perl, Python, JavaScript/TypeScript) like they were created in your technology. If have not yet created your first project check Javonet overview and quick start guides for your technology.
ith Javonet you can interact with arrays from any runtime like they were available in any language but invocation must be performed through Javonet SDK API.

Custom any runtime with arrays handling

With Javonet it is possible to reference any custom any runtime and interact with arrays declared on types defined within that module almost the same as with any other any language library.

Snippet below represents the sample code from any runtime that has methods which return or process the arrays:

Javonet SDK contains various methods to interact with arrays and consume the results in any language:

Get element of 2D array from any runtime in any language

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In the snippet above, get2DArray method is used to get reference to 2D array from any runtime. Method getIndex is used to get element from the array. Depending on calling technology there is one or more ways to get element from array.

Set element of 2D array from any runtime in any language

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In the snippet above, get2DArray method is used to get reference to 2D array from any runtime. Method setIndex is used to set element of the array.

Get size and rank of 2D array

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In the snippet above, get2DArray method is used to get reference to 2D array from any runtime. Method getSize is used to get number of elements of the array.
Method getRank is used to get number of dimensions of the array.

The same operation can be performed remotely by just changing the new Runtime Context invocation from in memory to tcp that will create and interact with your any runtime objects on any remote node, container or service that hosts Javonet Code Gateway. This way you can preserve the same logic in your application and instantly switch between monolithic and microservices architecture without the need to implement the integration layer based on web services or other remote invocation methods.

Read more about use cases and software architecture scenarios where Javonet runtime bridging technology can support your development process.