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From David Rosenstrauch <dar...@darose.net>
Subject Re: Building on top of Cassandra's core layer
Date Wed, 05 May 2010 18:53:47 GMT
On 05/05/2010 12:13 AM, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
>> So I'm wondering:
>>
>> * Anyone know if such a thing has been attempted before?  (And, if so, links
>> to any stories about success / failure / tips.)
>
> I believe Jun Rao and Sandeep Tata built a kind of chain replication
> starting from Cassandra 0.4-ish.  I don't think the code is available.
>
>> * Would there happen to be any docs/blogs/emails providing useful tech info
>> for such an effort?
>
> I don't know of any, short of the articles about Cassandra's code
> itself.  Ran Tavory wrote an excellent survey piece:
> http://prettyprint.me/2010/05/02/understanding-cassandra-code-base/
>
>> * What I should include/exclude from the Cassandra source code to start
>> building on?  Or, in other words, which package(s) from the source would be
>> considered to constitute the core layer?
>
> I don't see any shortcuts here.  You need to understand the code
> enough to answer that question yourself.

Many thanks for the response and the helpful pointer, Jonathan.  I'll 
start reviewing it, the architecture pages on the wiki, and the code.

Thanks again,

DR

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