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From Sachith Withana <swsach...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Introducing Sachith Withana
Date Tue, 12 Nov 2013 02:18:05 GMT
Hi all,

Thanks a lot for the information. It is helping me a lot already.


On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 9:32 PM, Saminda Wijeratne <samindaw@gmail.com>wrote:

> Welcome aboard Sachith.
>
> The easiest port of entry IMO would be to explore from the sceince gateway
> developer POV. From 5/10 minute tutorial what you can get is that Airavata
> is a system which executes scientific workflows. Which is technically true
> but perspectively inaccurate for someone new to start on Airavata.
>
>    - So I would recommend you to first understand about Science Gateways
>    first[2].
>    - Then look at the Airavata website to understand where Airavata fit
>    in among science gateways. [3](we encourage anyone to ask questions if
>    anything is unclear in any of these resources and suggestion for improving
>    the context are most welcome).
>    - Hopefully after that you'll have a good idea of the purpose of
>    Airavata which can help you as the entry point for Airavata. At this point
>    I'd recommend looking at the Airavata API. Airavata API is the doorway to
>    Airavata from the science gateways. It exposes all the required features of
>    Airavata to the science gateways. The API is still at a developement stage
>    and thus you may have alot of questions regarding it. Feel free ask any
>    questions regarding them. [4]
>
>
> Regards,
> Saminda
>
> 2. http://sciencegateways.org/
> 3. http://airavata.apache.org/architecture/airavata-stakeholders.html
> 4.
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/AIRAVATA/Gateway+Developer+Guide
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Suresh Marru <smarru@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi Sachith,
>>
>> Welcome onboard. I will let others chime in with ideas on how to get
>> started. One thought is for you to run some workflows with Airavata and
>> document various interactions between components. There is already some
>> high level overview’s but its very minimal, you can zoom and document the
>> process. In short, when you are learning about internals of Airavata you
>> will find it very time consuming and not elegant. Have a goal to make it
>> easy for a future student like yours is coming onboard, how can you make it
>> easier for them?
>>
>> Also Airavata lacks release specific documentation, it was bought up
>> couple of times with no action [1]. If you can poke around other open
>> source projects (including other apache projects) and make recommendations
>> on how to document, that will be of great help. If you can make it happen
>> for next release, that will be a good contribution.
>>
>> Have fun hacking around,
>> Suresh
>> [1] - http://markmail.org/thread/n765pai62d3dbt4a
>>
>> On Nov 11, 2013, at 12:29 AM, Sachith Withana <swsachith@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > I'm Sachith from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. I'm currently a 3rd
>> year undergraduate studying Computer Science and Engineering.
>> >
>> > I'm a new comer to open source development and thought of starting my
>> open source career contributing to Apache Airavata as I'm fascinated by the
>> concept. I've gone through the 5 and 10 minute tutorials already and
>> currently reading on the architecture of Airavata to understand the
>> behavior. ( Reading the Research papers published).
>> >
>> > Is there any other way I can familiarize myself with the code base of
>> Airavata?
>> >
>> > --
>> > Thanks,
>> > Sachith Dhanushka Withana
>> > Student, Dept. of Computer Science and Eng.
>> > University of Moratuwa
>> > www.sachith.withana.net
>>
>>
>


-- 
Thanks,
Sachith Dhanushka Withana
Student, Dept. of Computer Science and Eng.
University of Moratuwa
www.sachith.withana.net

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