REEF, Tang and Wake 0.4

We are proud to announce the release of REEF, Tang and Wake in version 0.4.  As always, the artifacts can be found on Maven Central and the release notes can be found on GitHub in the form of the list of pull requests:

Release 0.4 is very special to us, as it has seen the first contribution from outside Microsoft. Special thanks go to Tae-Geon Um from Seoul National University for contributing connection retries to Wake.

Some other highlights of this release include:

  • A HTTP server in the Driver: This allows REEF applications that expose REST APIs for their control. Expect a nice demo of this in one of the next releases.
  • Read-only events for Services to listen to: This allows Driver-Side services to listen in on events without at the same time overriding the default event handlers an application might rely on.
  • A data-loading API that stages data loaded from (H)DFS into Evaluators.