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From "Christopher Tubbs (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (ACCUMULO-2589) Create new client API
Date Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:39:14 GMT
Christopher Tubbs created ACCUMULO-2589:
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             Summary: Create new client API
                 Key: ACCUMULO-2589
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-2589
             Project: Accumulo
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: client
            Reporter: Christopher Tubbs
            Assignee: Christopher Tubbs
            Priority: Critical
             Fix For: 1.7.0


There are many issues with the current client API, and we've had a lot of lessons learned
that could be incorporated into a new one.

Some of the issues this would address:

* questions like "What is considered 'Public API'?"
* automated testing for incompatible API changes
* provide better support for alternative implementations of pluggable features
* distinguish between compile-time dependencies and runtime dependencies
* consistent exception handling
* consistent/symmetric getters/setters
* well-defined resource lifecycles
* better resource management
* simpler entry point to communicate with Accumulo
* better support for client-side configuration management
* logical layout of first class Accumulo objects in the API (Table, User, Scan, Connection)

Some of these goal may evolve during the development of this feature, and many previously
identified issues can be moved to sub-tasks of this one. This ticket is intended to cover
the overall feature, but the details will be handled in sub-tasks.



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