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Subject [jira] [Commented] (BEAM-2221) Make KafkaIO coder specification less awkward
Date Tue, 09 May 2017 19:47:04 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on BEAM-2221:

Github user asfgit closed the pull request at:

> Make KafkaIO coder specification less awkward
> ---------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BEAM-2221
>                 URL:
>             Project: Beam
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: sdk-java-extensions
>            Reporter: Eugene Kirpichov
>            Assignee: Raghu Angadi
>             Fix For: 2.0.0
> readWithCoders and writeWithCoders functions are awkward because they don't emphasize
enough that coders are a poor choice for interpreting wire format.
> The only reason to specify coders in KafkaIO is when coder inference from Deserializer
fails. To emphasize that, let's change the API to be withKeyDeserializer(Deserializer) as
the default choice and withKeyDeserializerAndCoder(Deserializer,Coder) if inference fails;
likewise for value.
> Remove functions using coders to interpret wire format from the API. A common case of
that is Avro and Proto - for that, introduce special helper functions, I guess like withAvro/ProtoKey/Value(...),
which under the hood may be allowed to reuse Avro/ProtoCoder as a utility, but do not expose
this fact.

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