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From Konstantin Boudnik <>
Subject Re: Whats a good venue to share bigtop examples ? blog? code? g+ hangout?
Date Wed, 04 Sep 2013 22:53:51 GMT
Wiki sounds like a good idea for it. Why don't you post it there and we can
polish/improve it if needed?

On Wed, Sep 04, 2013 at 06:23PM, Jay Vyas wrote:
> Hi folks.  I was considering sharing some ideas / scripts about how we use
> bigtop to test stuff either as code (i.e shell script which invokes various
> maven tasks and copies files) to an examples/ folder in the main repo, or
> else, write a bigtop blog post (i.e. that walks through the script and
> explains the tasks).
> Not sure if its worth an "official" code commit, or an official blog post
> or wether I should just dump it on my personal blog and move on ...  But
> let me know ! :)... Here is the basic contents of what the blog post or
> example script will walk through.
> 0) Exports environmental variables
> 1) builds test-artifacts using standard maven online snapshot mode to get
> dependencies and stuff.
> 2) then rebuilds the artifacts in offline mode to overlay our test-artifact
> customizations on top of the work done in the previous step.
> 3) cp's some pom.xml files into the test-execution/test-artifacts folders,
> including a custom iTest groovy snippet to run some pig shell tests.
> 4) starts flume
> 5) runs the test-execution task
> Overall, it took a while for me to get it fine tuned to be a good cluster
> test, but now I'm quite happy with it.
> I think it could be a useful artifact to anyone that wants to run bigtop
> smoke tests against a non standard hadoop deployment (i.e. anyone like me
> ... :) )
> I'm leaning towards sharing this as a blog post since the script is built
> to run against a heavily customized bigtop fork of mine (
> which is quite raw and needs some cleanup....
> but if someone in the bigtop community wants to collaborate, maybe we can
> streamline the example script so that people can use it as a template for
> customizing bigtop smokes to their own needs.
> Another option, possibly, is we could have a google hangout in the bigtop
> community where we share the way we use bigtop to do different tasks and
> provide each other with feedback.
> -- 
> Jay Vyas
> <>

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