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From Dave Engberg <>
Subject Re: Regarding Thrift and Ajax
Date Mon, 27 Apr 2009 17:57:25 GMT

We found that we could wrap many Thrift calls into JSON using a 
JavaScript ORB bridge.  We're using this in our Java service:

We were able to wrap our Thrift service implementation classes with a 
JSONRPCBridge using a fairly small Servlet.

This works great for relatively small data exchanges.  This is basically 
unusable for any large binary data, since JSON just doesn't have a good 
way to store a big blob of bytes.

Swaroop C H wrote:
> Hello all,
> This might be a dumb question, but how do people deal with the issue
> of interaction between Ajax and Thrift-based APIs?
> For example, a web application usually has a web-based frontend
> usually written in Ajax as well as an API that is available for
> third-party applications and for the company's own mobile / desktop
> clients.
> If the Ajax cannot access the API directly, then a wrapper (that works
> with Ajax) would have to be written for every single service call.
> How do people usually solve this "problem"?
> Please excuse me if I have not articulated this concern properly.
> Regards,
> Swaroop
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