These sound to me like they'd be useful additions.

Please file an issue in Jira and then issue a Github pull request against
it.

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/AVRO/How+To+Contribute

Thanks!

Doug

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:18 PM, Commeau, Gabriel <
gabriel.comm...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I’ve been working for several years now on a streaming data platform, and
> we’ve been using Avro to serialize the messages that flow through the
> distributed queue (Kafka/Kinesis). Because the message payload contains
> just one record or a small batch of Avro records, the serialization
> mechanisms are slightly different than the typical file-based ones. I wrote
> a few utility classes that facilitate the serialization and deserialization
> of records in the data streaming context, and I’m poking the community to
> see if there’s an appetite for me contributing it back to the main Avro
> project – as opposed to creating a small independent library.
>
> The utility allows to convert a record with a single method call:
>
> - from a GenericRecord (and therefore SpecificRecord as well) to binary or
> json
>
> - from binary or json to a GenericRecord
>
> - from binary or json to a SpecificRecord
>
> There’s also a few additional utility methods to generically get an
> attribute or its schema based on a path, provided as a string array.
>
> So first, I haven’t seen a utility like that, but please correct me if I
> missed it. Then do you think it’ll be a contribution that you’d welcome?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>
> Gabriel
>
>

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