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Welcome to HBase for Scala
This project currently has two pieces
The global transaction protocol defines a way for coprocessors to commit atomic cross-row and cross-table transactions to HBase. The scalaization part defines a bunch of scala data types and implicit conversions to make working with HBase a more scala-like experience.
I don't want a complete implementation, there are a huge number of features I will never use nor care about. However, if someone wanted a complete implementation, I hope they can build off of this project. This will no doubt impact some of the decisions in designing the API.
I believe that the best decisions are made after lots of playing around, and experimentation. Thus that's what I want this project to enable users to do in HBase. The faster you can get your program working, the better.
I would like the project to be as asynchronous as possible. I don't know how to do this part, nor even where to start. This of course is mostly a performance concern, so implementing it can be delayed, but it's probably a good idea to start returning
Promise objects from the start, even if we don't do any asynchronous wiring until later.
The Transaction protocol and Scala API are being developed. I haven't actually implemented anything, other than the implicit conversions (which can be harder than you think). What I would like to do is provide a foundation for the rapid creation and testing of an implementation, then hope some kind souls out there do the real work!