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What's Going on With Titanium

After we announced Titanium, our Clojure library on top of Titan, back in mid-February, there hasn’t been much activity related to it. Let us explain what’s going on with it and where the project is headed.

Joining Forces With Zack Maril

Titanium wasn’t the only Titan-related Clojure project on the block. Zack Maril has been working on another project called Hermes for a while. Then Zack released Ogre, a Clojure library for querying Blueprints graphs.

Titanium and Hermes were largely solving the same problem and after discussing it for some time, we decided to join forces with Zack and continue working together on Titanium. Ogre and Archimedes are now ClojureWerkz projects and Titanium 1.0.0-beta1, which will be shipped after the docs are finalized, will be based on them.

We would like to thank Zack for considering joining the team and all the work he has been doing on Titanium, Ogre and Archimedes in the last few weeks. You should follow him on Twitter and GitHub.

Upgrading to Titan 0.3

Titan is actively being worked on. In version 0.3, Titan introduces several breaking API changes and new features such as

  • Full text search (indexing)
  • Better caching layer
  • Lots of optimizations
  • Properties on vertices can have properties on them which is very useful for version, timestamping, etc

Titanium closely follows these developments. This also means that beta1 will introduce quite a few breaking API changes over alpha2. Fortunately, the earlier in project history we do these changes, the easier it will be for Titanium users.

Improving Documentation

Taking Titanium 1.0.0-beta1 included a major documentation overhaul to adapt to the Titan 0.3 changes. In addition, we are porting Ogre documentation to our standard documentation site template and keep expanding the docs.

It’s not a ClojureWerkz project if it is not documented well!

How To Follow The Development

Titanium, Ogre and Archimedes are all available on GitHub.

If you have questions about these libraries, feel free to ask on the Titan mailing list or Titanium’s own mailing list.

Titanium is a ClojureWerkz Project

Titanium is part of the group of libraries known as ClojureWerkz, together with

  • Welle, a Riak client with batteries included
  • Monger, a Clojure MongoDB client for a more civilized age
  • Elastisch, a minimalistic Clojure client for ElasticSearch
  • Neocons, a Clojure client for the Neo4J REST API
  • Langohr, a Clojure client for RabbitMQ that embraces the AMQP 0.9.1 model
  • Quartzite, a powerful scheduling library

and several others. If you like Titanium, you may also like our other projects. We also accept donations.

Let us know what you think on Twitter or on the Clojure mailing list.

@michaelklishin on behalf of the ClojureWerkz Team