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From Mikhail Antonov <olorinb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Ruby scripting in HBase?
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:44:46 GMT
JM - do you mean writing unit or integration tests for groovy commands
themselves, or to be able to write HBase tests in Groovy? If later
one, then I'd think HBase tests may benefit a lot in conciseness if
written in Groovy.

-Mikhail

2014-08-28 16:39 GMT-07:00, Jean-Marc Spaggiari <jean-marc@spaggiari.org>:
> Are we not just going to replace a pain by another pain?
>
> Can we build test suites for Groovy? I mean, not just use groovy to build
> test, but build a test script which will test groovy? I think it's one of
> the main issues today with JRuby shell.
>
> I prefer Groovy over JRuby but not sure if the move really worse it.
>
>
> 2014-08-28 19:06 GMT-04:00 Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org>:
>
>> Guys,
>>
>> I've been looking into some service scripting around HBase lifecycle
>> management, etc. and couldn't help but wonder why those were written in
>> Ruby
>> of all JVM languages? Historical legacy aside, it seems that current
>> HBase
>> is
>> still using JRuby 1.6.5 vs the latest at 1.9+ or perhaps even later.
>>
>> At any rate, I was wondering if replacing Ruby with a more Java-like
>> scripting
>> extension (if the scripting-2-Java API bridge is what indeed desired)
>> would be
>> of any interest here? An obvious choice would be Groovy
>> (http://groovy.codehaus.org/). One of the main reasons behind my proposal
>> is
>> stack simplification: Bigtop is very actively using Groovy as a scripting
>> language of choice to do builds, develop smoke tests, etc. So, it is
>> already
>> there and guaranteed to be installed as a part of any Bigtop-derived
>> Hadoop
>> distro. There are other benefits, where, if desired, one can just write
>> Java
>> code inside of a Groovy script, without a need to learn yet another
>> language
>> like Ruby.
>>
>> This is perhaps not of an immediate priority for the community, but if
>> there's
>> enough interest, I can give it an initial shot to demo'ed what I am
>> really
>> talking about.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>> --
>> Regards,
>>   Cos
>>
>>
>


-- 
Thanks,
Michael Antonov

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