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From Arseniy Tashoyan <tasho...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Command tools : from Scala to Java, from Zookeeper utils to Admin Client API
Date Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:28:58 GMT
Hi Paolo,

I doubt that rewriting in Java makes value by itself. What is the reason of
redoing the things that are already done? The switching to new API can be
done without the switching to another language. Less new code - less new
bugs.
In some cases, Scala may be more convenient than Java. For example, one can
find Scala collections more handy than Java collections. Just select a
language that gives necessary tools.

Arseniy

2017-08-01 17:30 GMT+03:00 Paolo Patierno <ppatierno@live.com>:

> Hi Tom,
>
>
> thanks for your reply. I think that you are right and what you have
> proposed should be the way to go.
>
>
> Until today I have been working on refactoring the TopicCommand tool in
> Java using the AdminClient getting rid of the Zookeeper usage in only "one
> step" and maybe it's wrong.
>
> I'd like to have some input from committers as well to be sure that the
> way is good about how handling such use cases.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Paolo Patierno
> Senior Software Engineer (IoT) @ Red Hat
> Microsoft MVP on Windows Embedded & IoT
> Microsoft Azure Advisor
>
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>
> ________________________________
> From: Tom Bentley <t.j.bentley@gmail.com>
> Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 10:36 AM
> To: dev@kafka.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Command tools : from Scala to Java, from Zookeeper utils to
> Admin Client API
>
> Hi Paolo,
>
> Replies in line...
>
> On 28 July 2017 at 11:14, Paolo Patierno <ppatierno@live.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi committers,
> >
> > in my understanding there is the common idea to move all tools from Scala
> > to Java and then using the new Admin Client API instead of using the
> > Zookeeper connection.
> >
> > Regarding this subject I started to work on refactoring the TopicCommand
> > tool but with two steps at same time :
> >
> >
> >   *   re-writing it in Java
> >   *   removing --zookeeper option (so no Zookeeper connection) and adding
> > --broker-list option (so using the Admin Client API)
> >
> > Of course, such option substitution is a breaking change for the tool
> (and
> > the users who are using it).
> > In such a scenario, the two steps path should be needed : first
> > deprecation, then removal (for the --zookeeper option)
> >
>
> A change to tools (and their options) requires a KIP. There's no
> fundamental reason why both couldn't be supported during a transition
> period. So I doubt a KIP that didn't propose a transition period would get
> passed.
>
>
> It seems that in the "deprecation" phase we have two possible solutions :
> >
> >
> >   1.  Adding Admin Client API to the Scala tools and so the --broker-list
> > option and a warning on --zookeeper for deprecation
> >   2.  Rewriting the tool in Java using the Admin Client API (so
> > --broker-list) but at same time providing --zookeeper as well (so
> Zookeeper
> > connection)
> >
> > With the solution 2) we have the advantage to have the tool already in
> > Java when the --zookeeper option will be removed in a next step. In any
> > case we have to write the part related to use the Admin Client API so it
> > make more sense to me option 2) porting the Zookeeper needed code from
> > Scala to Java (then removing it in the next phase).
> >
> > Is my understanding right on how we have to handle deprecation and
> removal
> > for something that is a breaking change ?
> > Or this case is something "special" and we can live with a new Java based
> > tool without zookeeper but with Admin Client API at same time ?
> >
> > Of course having both Admin Client API and Zookeeper utils working at the
> > same time in the tools means more complexity in the code but it's
> something
> > that could be factorized.
> >
>
> I think the right thing to do would be:
>
> 1. deprecate the old option, adding support for the replacement option
> (using the AdminClient). Keep the code in scala. All this is in one KIP.
> 2. Remove the old option (needs a KIP)
> 3. Rewrite the tool in Java.
>
> Parts 2 and 3 could be done at the same time. I don't believe part 3 needs
> a KIP if it were a drop-in replacement.
>
> The reason I think this is the right way to proceed is:
>
> * It gives users a transition period to learn about the new option, and
> replace any tooling of their own.
> * By keeping the tool in scala you get to release your new AdminClient API
> and get to iron out all the creases while users still have the --zookeeper
> option as a fallback.
> * Then when you know the AdminClient API works in the field you have a
> straight porting job to do, and you have less code to port because you
> don't have to port the code to support --zookeeper.
>
> But I'm fairly new here, so maybe a committer will chime in an correct me
> where I'm wrong!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Tom
>

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