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From Hellmut Adolphs <>
Subject Re: Cassandra-Maven-Plugin
Date Sun, 16 Jan 2011 17:51:58 GMT
This is great, where is it available Stephen?

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Stephen Connolly <> wrote:

> OK,
> I nearly have the Cassandra-Maven-Plugin ready.
> It has the following goals:
>  run: launches Cassandra in the foreground and blocks until you press
> ^C at which point Maven terminates. Use-case: Running integration
> tests from your IDE. Live development from your IDE.
>  start: launches Cassandra in the background. Cassandra will be torn
> down when Maven ends or if the stop goal is called. Use-case: Running
> integration tests from Maven. Live development from your IDE with e.g.
> jetty
>  clean: Clears out the Cassandra database directory in
> ${basedir}/target/cassandra. Use-case: Resetting the dataset.
>  load: Runs the cassandra-cli with a file as input.  Use-case:
> Creating Keyspaces & pre-populating the dataset
>  stop: Shuts down the background Cassandra instance started by start.
> Use-case: Running integration tests from Maven.
> So for example, if you are developing a web application using Maven
> you would use a command like:
> mvn cassandra:clean cassandra:start cassandra:load jetty:run
> which would start up cassandra with a clean dataset and then start up
> jetty (which presumably connects via a client library to cassandra).
> Similarly, you can use cassandra-maven-plugin, jetty-maven-plugin,
> maven-failsafe-plugin and selenium-maven-plugin to run web integration
> tests as part of your build.
> So I have some questions:
> 1. Is there a standard file extension for the scripts that get passed
> to cassandra-cli?
> 2. Is there any other obvious goal I have missed out on?
> There is a small bit of tidy-up left and then I just have to add some
> integration tests and the site documentation.  Once I have all that in
> place I will raise a JIRA with the full source code against CASSANDRA
> and hopefully a friendly committer will pick it up and commit it into
> the tree. While waiting for a committer testers will be welcome.
> If it gets accepted I will then see about getting it released and
> published on central.
> Expect to see the JIRA sometime Monday or Tuesday.
> -Stephen

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