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From Michael Greene <>
Subject Re: REST client interface
Date Wed, 08 Jul 2009 20:33:42 GMT
I don't think Thrift's HTTP transport would be ideal for a RESTful
client interface.  It's more of a Thrift-over-HTTP than it is RESTful

That said, I don't see the need for a RESTful public interface.  You
would want to filter requests from the public anyway, and using pure
Thrift internally is going to be more efficient on the backend.


On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 3:17 PM, Jonathan Ellis<> wrote:
> How far away from giving us something like this is thrift's HTTPTransport?
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Edward Ribeiro<> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I've started to write a RESTful client interface. Anyone is working on this?
>> Well, it uses jersey + jetty. Jetty loads quickly and has a relatively
>> small footprint. And REST rocks! The downside is that both frameworks
>> require an awful bunch of jars (8 jars or so). The small URLs that
>> I've got working make sure that REST is the way to go when it comes to
>> client apis.
>> It's still an early draft, but next Tuesday I should be posting the
>> first version as a JIRA issue, I hope. Below is a small list of things
>> that are currently working (I've just started this afternoon):
>> http://localhost:9999 --> retrieves info about the node
>> http://localhost:9999/tables --> list the tables available
>> http://localhost:9999/config --> echo the XML config file
>> http://localhost:9999/tables/<Table Name> --> describe the table
>> http://localhost:9999/tables/<Table Name>/<Column
>> Family>/<Column>/<Key> --> retrieve row.
>> The examples above will certainly change to suit the rest philosophy.
>> I am not particularly fond of the last example... If anyone is
>> interested, just drop me a mail and I'll send you the files, but I
>> should open a JIRA issue next week. Any suggestion about URLs for
>> operations is also welcome.
>> Best regards,
>> Edward

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