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From Paul Brown <>
Subject Re: AVRO client API
Date Fri, 18 Jun 2010 22:41:04 GMT

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.


-- Paul
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