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+* casbench
+** Overview
+=casbench= is a utility library for [[][Basho Bench]] that provides an
+interface to [[][Cassandra]] via [[][Thrift]]. This library works with Cassandra 0.5.1.
+** Quick Start
+=casbench= is used as part of Basho Bench. You will need to setup
+Basho Bench and Cassandra 0.5.1.
+1) Download and extract [[][Cassandra 0.5.1]]
+2) Update the various configuration paths as needed
+#+BEGIN_SRC shell
+conf/storage-conf.xml:  <CommitLogDirectory>/var/lib/cassandra/commitlog</CommitLogDirectory>
+conf/storage-conf.xml:      <DataFileDirectory>/var/lib/cassandra/data</DataFileDirectory>
+conf/storage-conf.xml:  <CalloutLocation>/var/lib/cassandra/callouts</CalloutLocation>
+conf/storage-conf.xml: <StagingFileDirectory>/var/lib/cassandra/staging</StagingFileDirectory>
+3) Start Cassandra
+#+BEGIN_SRC shell
+4) Download and build Basho Bench
+#+BEGIN_SRC shell
+git clone git://
+cd basho_bench
+5) Run Basho Bench with the example casbench.config file
+#+BEGIN_SRC shell
+./basho_bench examples/casbench.config
+For more information on using Basho Bench checkout the [[][Basho Wiki]].
+** Contributing
+   We encourage contributions to =casbench= from the community.
+   1) Fork the =casbench= repository on [[][Github]].
+   2) Clone your fork or add the remote if you already have a clone of
+      the repository.
+#+BEGIN_SRC shell
+git clone
+# or
+git remote add mine
+   3) Create a topic branch for your change.
+#+BEGIN_SRC shell
+git checkout -b some-topic-branch
+   4) Make your change and commit. Use a clear and descriptive commit
+      message, spanning multiple lines if detailed explanation is
+      needed.
+   5) Push to your fork of the repository and then send a pull-request
+      through Github.
+#+BEGIN_SRC shell
+git push mine some-topic-branch
+   6) A Basho engineer or community maintainer will review your patch
+      and merge it into the main repository or send you feedback.