Posts Tagged ‘cheers’

Pig committer

Starting from today, I am officially a Pig committer!

The Pig PMC has decided to “promote” me to committer after 2 years of continued involvement in the platform.

I am really excited to be part of this great community, and to receive this acknowledgement of my work.

I will do my best to contribute to the project and make Pig a better platform!


Update: the updated “Who we are” Web page

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My proposal for this year’s Google Summer of Code (GSoC) has been accepted!
Also this year I will be working on Apache Pig.
Last year I worked on the backend and on improving performance. This year instead I will work on the front end and on improving usability. I will implement a couple of “syntactic sugar” features for Pig/Latin.

  • Variable argument for SAMPLE and LIMIT. (PIG-1926)
    Currently, SAMPLE and LIMIT only take a constant argument. It would be better to be able to use a variable (scalar) in the place of a constant.
  • Default SPLIT destination. (PIG-1904)
    SPLIT partitions a relation into two or more relations.
    It would be useful to have a default destination for tuples that are not assigned to any other relation, in a fashion similar to a switch/case/default statement.

These features are simple but quite useful. My proposal outlines some interesting use cases.

This year I will be mentored by Thejas Nair. I am very happy to be able to contribute again to this very interesting open source project.

It’s a pity I didn’t start GSoCing before and this will be my last year (blame my memory, on my first year as a PhD student I missed the deadline by 3 days…).

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My project has been accepted for Google Summer of Code!
I will be working on Pig, more specifically I will implement a binary comparator for secondary sort.

GSoC project list

I am really excited for this opportunity to contribute!

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