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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Hadoop Wiki] Update of "Hbase/JSONRest" by Michael Gottesman
Date Sun, 10 Aug 2008 13:25:54 GMT
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The following page has been changed by Michael Gottesman:
http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hbase/JSONRest

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  == Preface ==
- ==== What is JSONRest? ====
+ ==== What is JSON Rest? ====
+ JSON Rest is at its core a Jetty Http Java Servlet that gives end users complete access
to the HBase Client API that one communicates with through a combination of URLs, JSON, and
Query Strings. It supports Filters, Scanners, and Transactions (Transactions are available
with the correct patches), something which no other HBase client framework does at the moment.
But most importantly to my altruistic side, it is a very modular framework so that it is easy
for any end user to modify it to his/her needs. This was a fun project for me. I hope it is
useful to you.
  ==== Why JSON? ====
+ This is a question that I get asked a lot. Why JSON? Why not Thrift? Why not Protocol Buffers?
The answer I give is simple: The Internet. JSON is native to the web and native to the browser.
By using JSON as your message format, you allow for easy interoperability with any/all platforms
currently in the marketplace. Thus you maximize your potential user base through familiarity,
ease of use, and parser availability for the end user.
- == Usage Guide ==
+ == Usage ==
  ==== Get ====
+ ===== Database =====
+ The current supported Database GET queries are:
+  * GetDatabaseMetadata
+ 
+ ===== Table ======
+ ===== Row =====
+ ===== Cell =====
+ ===== Timestamp =====
  ==== Post ====
  ==== Put ====
  ==== Delete ====

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