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Eben Hewitt is a software architect who also writes about Apache Cassandra, SOA, and architecture.
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Diego Pino has posted the code examples from the book at Git Hub, where he and others have updated them for Cassandra 0.70-rc3. That's terrific. Thanks Diego! Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at Eben Hewitt's Cassandra Guide
I posted the Java examples from the Cassandra book. You can get the Zip file at . Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2010 at Eben Hewitt's Cassandra Guide
I've been asked lately for some sample code in Java that writes and then reads a value with Cassandra, so I thought I'd post some code that does this. This should work for 0.7 beta 1: package; import;import java.util.List; import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra;import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Clock; import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Column;import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.ColumnOrSuperColumn;import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.ColumnParent; import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.ColumnPath;import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.ConsistencyLevel; import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.InvalidRequestException; import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.NotFoundException; import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.SlicePredicate; import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.SliceRange; import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.TimedOutException; import org.apache.cassandra.thrift.UnavailableException; import org.apache.log4j.Logger;import org.apache.thrift.TException; import org.apache.thrift.protocol.TBinaryProtocol;import org.apache.thrift.protocol.TProtocol; import org.apache.thrift.transport.TFramedTransport;import org.apache.thrift.transport.TSocket; import org.apache.thrift.transport.TTransport; public... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at Eben Hewitt's Cassandra Guide
Here's my conference schedule for the next couple of months: Speaking on Cassandra at Cassandra Summit San Francisco, Tuesday August 10. Speaking on "Scaling Web Applications with Cassandra" at Web Expo 2.0, New York City, September Monday 27 through... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2010 at Eben Hewitt on Java
One thing that seems to come up with some frequency in SOA circles is creating a checklist that would help make the development team, the architecture group, SOA Governance board, and the business customer feel confident about rolling out a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at Eben Hewitt on Java
Some friends on Twitter (@starbuxman and @mikojava) recently had a quick exchange regarding writer's block. Now that I'm in the midst of writing what is probably my sixth book (I forget), and because I know many writers, I think about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2010 at Eben Hewitt on Java
I've redirected my landing page for You'll now get the Cassandra Guide blog page as that's the main blog I'll be updating. If you'd still like to access posts on Java web services and more personal matters (which I... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2010 at Eben Hewitt on Java
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May 15, 2010
I've just finished putting together a rough first draft of an appendix for Cassandra: The Definitive Guide. It's a Glossary of Terms that covers everything from Anti-Entropy to Vector Clocks. I wanted to post it here to help sort out the many tricky terms that one comes across when getting started with Cassandra. I'm writing the book in DocBook XML, so this is just a plain generated HTML page. You can read it at Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2010 at Eben Hewitt's Cassandra Guide
Set up this new blog to help people learn about Apache Cassandra and related NoSQL technologies. I will add some files from the book as I get them prepared, and add other Cassandra-related information here, so check back later. If you're looking for posts on Java, web services, recipes, or stuff on Java SOA Cookbook, then you can still access that blog at Happy reading! Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2010 at Eben Hewitt's Cassandra Guide
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Mar 15, 2010
Hi Alex, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the book did seem to map very well to the exam topics. If you study this book, that should be all you need to pass the exam--with the addition of looking at some security topics (SAML, etc) elsewhere. Thanks, -Eben
Mark: You're right, should be MyException.