Cassaforte is a Clojure client for Apache Cassandra. It is built around CQL 3 and focuses on ease of use. You will likely find that using Cassandra from Clojure has never been so easy.

2.0.0 is a major API revision release that introduces breaking public API changes.

Changes between 1.3.0 and 2.0.0

Cassaforte 2.0 has breaking API changes in most namespaces.

Client (Session) is Explicit Argument

All Cassaforte public API functions that issue requests to Cassandra now require a client (session) to be passed as an explicit argument:

  (:require [clojurewerkz.cassaforte.client :as cc]
            [clojurewerkz.cassaforte.cql    :as cql]))

(let [conn (cc/connect [""])]
  (cql/use-keyspace conn "cassaforte_keyspace"))
  (:require [clojurewerkz.cassaforte.client :as cc]
            [clojurewerkz.cassaforte.cql    :as cql]
            [clojurewerkz.cassaforte.query :refer :all]))

(let [conn (cc/connect [""])]
  (cql/create-table conn "user_posts"
                (column-definitions {:username :varchar
                                     :post_id  :varchar
                                     :body     :text
                                     :primary-key [:username :post_id]})))
  (:require [clojurewerkz.cassaforte.client :as cc]
            [clojurewerkz.cassaforte.cql    :as cql]))

(let [conn (cc/connect [""])]
  (cql/insert conn "users" {:name "Alex" :age (int 19)}))

Policy Namespace

Policy-related functions from clojurewerkz.cassaforte.client were extracted into clojurewerkz.cassaforte.policies:

(require '[clojurewerkz.cassaforte.policies :as cp])

(cp/exponential-reconnection-policy 100 1000)
(require '[clojurewerkz.cassaforte.policies :as cp])

(let [p (cp/round-robin-policy)]
  (cp/token-aware-policy p))

Cassandra Sessions Compatible with with-open

Session#shutdown was renamed to Session#close in cassandra-driver-core. Cassaforte needs to be adapted to that.

Contributed by Jarkko Mönkkönen.

News and Updates

New releases and updates are announced on Twitter. Cassaforte also has a mailing list, feel free to ask questions and report issues there.

Cassaforte is a ClojureWerkz Project

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

  • Langohr, a Clojure client for RabbitMQ that embraces the AMQP 0.9.1 model
  • Monger, a Clojure MongoDB client for a more civilized age
  • Elastisch, a minimalistic Clojure client for ElasticSearch
  • EEP, a Clojure library for stream (event) processing
  • Neocons, a Clojure client for the Neo4J REST API
  • Quartzite, a powerful scheduling library

and several others. If you like Cassaforte, you may also like our other projects.

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

About the Author

Michael on behalf of the ClojureWerkz Team.