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From Marty Greenia <>
Subject Re: Cassandra and Thrift on the Server Side
Date Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:20:36 GMT
I agree, it would probably make more sense to just use a conventional http
server to interface with the browser clients on the front-end to act as a
pass-through to cassandra on the back-end. No sense re-implementing all that

Still, to Clint's point, everyone knows how to make an HTTP request. If you
want a cassandra client running on, let's say, an iPhone for some reason, a
REST API is going to be a lot more straight forward to implement.

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Paul Prescod <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Marty Greenia <>
> wrote:
> > Would it ever be useful to someday have browser clients access cassandra
> > servers directly? I imagine that would be the most compelling scenario to
> > have REST API for.
> This is an interesting idea, but introduces quite a few security
> complexities. Which keys will a particular browser client be allowed
> to overwrite? What prevents an end-user from deleting your database
> through AJAX calls?
> I think you'd need some form of ACL and access token system. That's a
> lot of complexity.
>  Paul Prescod

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