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From "Eric Evans (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CASSANDRA-457) web-based Cassandra browser
Date Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:48:16 GMT


Eric Evans commented on CASSANDRA-457:

I'm of the opinion that we should be pretty liberal about adding stuff to contrib/, so while
I have a few comments regarding this patch, the only one I consider to be blocking is the
included copy of simplejson. We really should avoid embedding third-party libraries whenever
possible, and it doesn't seem warranted here (it's easy enough to install simplejson separately).

As for the other (non-blocking) comments:

It's always a good idea to use WSGI when creating Python web applications, but having chosen
to use mod python instead, there are some features you could exploit to make this a little
less brittle and a little easier to maintain.

For example, instead of mixing html in with the rest of the code, you could use PSP (

Instead of hard-coding things like host, port, and keyspace, you could make them configurable
via the apache configuration using PythonOption directives.

Instead of coding up all of your own form handling, you could take advantage of mod python's

> web-based Cassandra browser
> ---------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-457
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 0.5
>            Reporter: Jun Rao
>            Assignee: Jun Rao
>         Attachments: issue457.patchv1, screenshot.pdf
> A web-based interface that simplifies accessing cassandra through thrift.

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