Anyone here have any experience invoking Java class methods from PHP? Is it even possible with Dreamhost's shared environments?
I'd basically like to compile all of my business rules into a single set of Java classes, to be used by command-line and GUI apps. They're currently duplicated in Perl and PHP classes, violating the DRY principle. (Don't Repeat Yourself).
Or maybe there's another way? I've thought about using a specified URL hitting a SOAP server, but that would make all of my API functions available to the general public, which I don't want. I also don't like the idea of using PHP as a CGI - there are just some things PHP isn't suited for IMHO.
All suggestions are appreciated!
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