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From "B. Todd Burruss" <>
Subject Re: AVRO client API
Date Fri, 18 Jun 2010 23:00:40 GMT
i'll jump in ... why AVRO over Thrift.  can you guys point me at a 
comparison?  (i know next to nothing about both of them)

On 06/18/2010 03:41 PM, Paul Brown wrote:
> On Jun 18, 2010, at 2:12 PM, Eric Evans wrote:
>> On Fri, 2010-06-18 at 11:00 -0700, Paul Brown wrote:
>>> At the risk of asking about religion (but with no interest in hearing
>>> about it), why Avro instead of something like plain-old-JSON over
>>> HTTP?
>> At the risk of having this thread veer off on a very long tangent...
>> In a nutshell, we need a way of processing requests and responses over
>> the network with typed data. You could of course put something together
>> to do this using JSON and HTTP, but not without reimplementing another
>> framework like Avro or Thrift (both of which can do JSON encoding, and
>> both of which have an HTTP transport).
> "Rich, natively-provided types" is a fair answer; I was more interested in motivation
that making a value judgement.
> Cheers.
> -- Paul

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