Tonight I bundled the cassandra command-line interface (CLI) into virgil. Since the CLI uses the thrift-based CassandraDaemon, the main method now starts a thrift server along side the REST server.
Love Cassandra? Love REST?
Wish you could have both at the same time?
Now you can.
After much discussion, I'm happy to announce the birth of a new project, Virgil. The project will provide a GUI and a services layer on top of Cassandra, exposing data and services via REST.
The movement towards digital records is generating exponential amounts of data, tremendously valuable data.
I was recently asked the question: Rails or Grails? I needed to summarize the key differences and industry sentiment. This was my response.
Before I make any subjective comments, let me start with some objective metrics I found:
Now for my sentiments, I believe there are three key-dimensions: momentum, cloud-support, and people.
What Ruby could learn from Java (and a bit of the vice-versa), is it time for a Ruby Community Process?
The other day one of my team members was complaining about the lack of
documentation in Ruby on Rails. I had to think for a minute because I
never had problems finding information I needed. It finally occurred
to me that the ruby development and documentation cycle is very
different than Java's.
I'm Philly born and bred. And aside from cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, the Emerging Technologies Event (ETE) is one of the best things associated with the city of brotherly love. Chariot Solutions organizes this event annually and this year looks to be better than ever.
Before JavaOne, two projects kicked-off, XMPP BC and SIP BC . The projects released JBI binding components for both XMPP and SIP providing instant messaging and presence capabilities for those protocols. Recently, both were upgraded.
I just saw Joe McKendrick's entry on the value of an ESB. Although I appreciate his comments, and even agree with some of his points, I don't come to the same conclusions.