I finally got back around to getting my environment setup for Cassandra development. I ran into one snag, and couple things have changed so I figured I would capture the experience here.
Fork and Build
First, fork and clone from here:
$> ant generate-eclipse-files
Eclipse Setup & Run Configuration
Then from Eclipse,
File -> Import -> Existing Projects into Workspace...
Navigate to your cassandra folder, and import the project.
Now, configure the run with:
Run Configurations -> Java Application -> Right-Click -> New
Then use the following VM arguments:
-Dcassandra.config=file:///Users/bone/git/boneill42/cassandra/conf/cassandra.yaml -Dcassandra.storagedir=/tmp/cassandra -Dcassandra-foreground=yes
The gotcha: Make sure you are running jdk8_40 and NOT jdk8_40_ea!!!
If you are still running early access (_ea), you may see:
LoggingNext, it's useful to configure logging. Cassandra changed from log4j to logback. You can find the logback configuration in test/conf (logback-test.xml).
If you want to see DEBUG and/or INFO messages, edit this file and change the STDOUT element to:
<appendername="STDOUT"target="System.out"class="ch.qos.logback.core.ConsoleAppender"> ... <level>INFO</level> ... </appender>
After that, you are good to go. Click run, and you should have a live Cassandra in Eclipse