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.
Now, when you (or your application) issues commands through the REST interface, you can verify that they worked through the command-line interface. For more information, check...
on Oct 24, 2011
The movement towards digital records is generating exponential amounts of data, tremendously valuable data. But building a system to manage that data and extract value from it requires acceptance of a paradox; the system needs to be flexible and tolerant, while simultaneously enforcing structure and standards. This is hard.
Many of us have felt the pain of Master Data Management (MDM). In large...
on Sep 9, 2011
Over the years, I've lived a double life. On one side, I've been a member of many "pure architecture" teams and forums. We couldn't see code with a pair of binoculars. On the other side, I've been knee-deep in the code trenches where emergent architecture changed and morphed daily. Architecture? What Architecture? All we had was code. That was...
on Sep 24, 2010