Monday, August 9, 2010

Hector V2 API announced

One of the problems of using “cutting edge” software is that things are always evolving and occasionally the work you are doing can get left behind. This has kinda happened with the code I've been working on, I’ve been working on

I’ve been using Hector as the API between Java and Casssandra, building models to encapsulate data stored in the database. However Hector has just undergone a major overhaul, upgrading the interface to version 2. This is great and really to be appreciated, Ran and the team have made things easier and moved away from the complexities of Thrift .

I’ve decided I’ll carry on with the code using the V1 API and then come back and redo it in V2 later. This should be relatively easy, I’m keeping all the Hector code in one place (Java Bean Connectors) and with luck I’ll just override the current methods with new V2 methods. The only changes I may need to make to the controllers are in the dB connection method. The V2 api implements clustering (which in it self is a useful step forward) but this may change how my code needs to interact.

I’m looking forward to using V2 once I’ve got comments implemented in my jBloggyAppy code !

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