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From "Brian Hulette (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ARROW-541) [JS] Implement JavaScript-compatible implementation
Date Sat, 04 Mar 2017 19:22:46 GMT

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Brian Hulette commented on ARROW-541:
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I ported my original implementation over to TypeScript and opened a PR that includes it: https://github.com/apache/arrow/pull/358

Its still pretty rough around the edges, but it does add the ability to read the arrow file
format in the browser and with Node.

> [JS] Implement JavaScript-compatible implementation
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ARROW-541
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ARROW-541
>             Project: Apache Arrow
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Wes McKinney
>
> I would really like to see an implementation of Arrow that is compatible with NodeJS
and modern web browsers. This would enable streaming columnar data to the browser without
an intermediate conversion to JSON -- I could imagine web-based data visualization systems
would benefit substantially from this functionality. 
> Because Google's Flatbuffers library has first-class JS support, this should be achievable.
Carlos Scheidegger created a prototype implementation of the Feather file format (basically:
mini-Arrow) last year: https://github.com/wesm/feather/tree/master/js
> This JIRA can be an umbrella issue for the JS implementation. As soon as we find interested
contributors to work on this, we can create JIRAs and attach them to this issue until we reach
a certain level of maturity.
> Without starting a bike shed discussion, I humbly request that the implementation be
done in TypeScript https://www.typescriptlang.org/



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