Hey folks, I pushed my Scala wrapper of Hector for Cassandra https://github.com/joestein/skeletor

It not only gets Cassandra hooked into your Scala projects quick and simple but does so in a functional way.  

It is not a new library interface for Cassandra because Hector is a great library as is.  Instead, Skeletor implements Hector so you always have the best of breed under the hood for using Cassandra while also leveraging all of the benefits that Scala offers over Java (ok that was so many buzz words in one sentence that I just vomited in my mouth a little bit, but it is all true).

Right now the examples are in the test specs for reading & writing (both Counter & UTF8 type column families).

Basically it is a DSL:

//for writing
val TestColumnFamily = "FixtureTestSkeletor" \ "TestColumnFamily" //define your Keyspace \ ColumnFamily
var cv = (TestColumnFamily -> "rowKey" has "columnName" of "columnValue") //create a column value for a row for this column family
var rows:Rows = Rows(cv) //add the row to the rows object
rows add  (TestColumnFamily -> "rowKey" has "anotherColumnName" of "anotherColumnValue") //and add another row
Cassandra << rows //takes care of all the batch mutate for ya

//and for reading
def processRow(r:String, c:String, v:String) = {
println("r=" + r + " & c=" + c + " with "+ v) //whatever you want to do 

def sets(mgsq: MultigetSliceQuery[String, String, String]) {
mgsq.setKeys("columnName") //we want to pull out the row key we just put into Cassandra
mgsq.setColumnNames("columnValue") //and just this column

TestColumnFamily >> (sets, processRow) //get data out of Cassandra and process it functionally

I will put more up on the wiki and also post more examples of where/how I have been using it and will evolve it as I go.  

Again, for now, the test specs are the place to start https://github.com/joestein/skeletor/blob/master/src/test/scala/skeletor/SkeletorSpec.scala

Thanx =) Joestein

Joe Stein
Twitter: @allthingshadoop