More qualitatively but perhaps even more important, this addresses the
paradox of choice we’ve had in the Cassandra Java world: multiple driver
choices provide another barrier to newcomers, where each must evaluate the
options for applicability to his project. Having just done such an
evaluation to settle on Cassandra itself, this is the last thing they want
to spend time on.
And that’s the best-case scenario. More often, a fragmented landscape leads
to many solutions, each of which solve a different 80% of the problem.
Better to have a single, well-thought-out solution, that lets people get
started writing their application immediately.
This is the best argument ever for having official drivers.
✚ In the early days and over long time it’s quite difficult for a company to offer only official drivers. But there’s a solution for that too: recommend one. And support its maintainers.
Original title and link: Best argument for official drivers ( ©myNoSQL)