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Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-658) refactor code into separate modules where appropriate
Date Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:23:55 GMT


ASF subversion and git services commented on ACCUMULO-658:

Commit 8b23ac8840096881a8e3269bdda5a4ff5512d1d7 in branch refs/heads/ACCUMULO-210 from [~ctubbsii]
[;h=8b23ac8 ]

ACCUMULO-658 Add server utils module

> refactor code into separate modules where appropriate
> -----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-658
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>            Reporter: Adam Fuchs
>            Assignee: Christopher Tubbs
> This ticket is a parent of several other tickets, under which we can discuss the merits
of separating or grouping particular modules into more or fewer maven projects. Here's a list
of pros and cons:
> h6. Pros:
> * Explicit modularity encourages reuse outside of Accumulo.
> * Smaller projects encourage participation in coding project-local features.
> * Projects like the shell and the monitor can be exemplars for new projects or applications
built on top of Accumulo.
> * Separating projects forces use of publicly accessible APIs instead of custom connections.
This is a form of dogfooding, and helps code quality.
> h6. Cons:
> * More projects means more maven configuration, particularly in downstream projects that
are dependent on multiple projects.
> * Coding features across projects might be harder to comprehend and to test.
> * In the extreme case, we may see public API bloat in order to support too diverse a
set of projects.
> Discuss...

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