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From "J. Andrew Rogers" <>
Subject Re: NoSQL, YesCQL?
Date Fri, 29 Oct 2010 01:47:51 GMT
On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 1:40 PM, Eric Evans <> wrote:
> One solution to this is to implement a server-side query language, with
> simple language drivers that manage all of the common functionality in a
> consistent way (statement preparation, connection pooling, etc).
> Library maintainers would then build their idiomatic interfaces on top
> of these, (and I imagine, remove a metric crap-ton of code in the
> process).
> To this end I've been playing with exactly that.  I have enough to do
> simple reads and writes, and I have stubbed out drivers for Java and
> Python.  I'm seeking community feedback to gauge interest, and to
> satisfy the much needed desire to bike-shed. :)
> You need to be sure you're checking out the "CQL" branch.

Meta-comment: You probably should not call it CQL. That name is
already used in multiple standards for similar purposes. These aren't
dead standards either, for some types of non-SQL database applications
you are required to implement them. I once wrote a query language
bridge between a couple CQL database standards, and the current mess
already confuses the hell out of people. It would not surprise me if
someone is working on a CQL implementation (pick your standard) that
uses Cassandra as a backend since it would be a good fit for some use

To highlight the insanity of the "CQL" namespace, some government
applications require implementation of two CQL standards where the
"CQL" acronym expands to the *exact same name* and fill almost
identical roles.  This creates several levels of hell for developers.

A less non-unique name would probably be beneficial. :-)

J. Andrew Rogers

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