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From abdullah alamoudi <bamou...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Getting up to speed on AsterixDB (was: [DISCUSS] Graduation from the incubator)
Date Thu, 17 Mar 2016 20:46:42 GMT
Totally agree and this is very much needed and will be worth the investment.

Regards,
Abdullah.

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:39 PM, Chen Li <chenli@gmail.com> wrote:

> We need to do a good job maintaining documentations of the project.  To
> achieve the goal, we need to decide a protocol and enforce it.
>
> Chen
>
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 8:37 AM, Till Westmann <tillw@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > In the spirit of not hijacking the thread I’m trying to create a new
> > thread here.
> >
> > On your question:
> > I think that getting up to speed is not quick and it is difficult. Even
> > for those of us with the 10+ years industrial experience the learning
> curve
> > is steep. As you said, the code-base is big and big pieces of it are not
> > trivial. There are a number of papers on the high-level concepts, but the
> > distance between those and the code is also not small. And the learning
> > curve is also steep for people at the universities.
> >
> > We have been thinking about ways to ease the access to the code-base e.g.
> > by adding a few references and design docs to the wiki [1]. And while I
> > think that this is a step ahead it is not a solution.
> >
> > Also, while I’ve found everybody to be friendly and helpful, nobody is
> > working full-time on easing the access to the code-base for newcomers -
> > this is usually a volunteer activity in addition to the day-job.
> >
> > I think that the way that people have been able to get to the code-base
> is
> > to
> > - start at some piece that they think could use some improvement and then
> > to
> > - find our how it works and
> > - how it can be improved
> > and then move forward from there.
> >
> > I’m sorry that I cannot suggest a better way here.
> > But maybe somebody else on the list has a better idea or can tell you how
> > they managed to overcome the initial hurdle?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Till
> >
> > [1] https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/ASTERIXDB/Home
> >
> > On 16 Mar 2016, at 7:42, Sandeep Joshi wrote:
> >
> > Mike,
> >>
> >> I asked because I wanted to ascertain how quickly a newcomer outside the
> >> UCI circle can come up to speed with the vast asterixdb code-base.
> >>
> >> I don't want to hijack this thread so maybe we can start another thread.
> >> I am interested in knowing how one could gain proficiency in
> participating
> >> in asterixdb development.    What design patterns should one keep in
> mind,
> >> what hasn't worked historically, what sequence of tasks can one take on
> to
> >> learn about various parts of the system, etc.
> >>
> >> -Sandeep
> >>
> >> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 7:36 PM, Mike Carey <dtabass@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> And I would guess there are at least 5 individuals with 10+ years of
> >>> industrial experience (apiece) on the current team, if that's one of
> the
> >>> reasons for the inquiry, with a handful more probably in the 2-5-ish
> >>> years
> >>> range.  :-)
> >>>
> >>> On 3/15/16 9:32 PM, Till Westmann wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hi Sandeep,
> >>>>
> >>>> On 15 Mar 2016, at 19:13, Sandeep Joshi wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> I am curious to know how many committers are from outside the academic
> >>>>
> >>>>> circle (i.e. those who have not worked in the past on Asterixdb
at UC
> >>>>> Irvine or other academic institutions ) ?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I think that the current number committers without academic UC
> heritage
> >>>> is 3 (it’s an educated guess as I don’t know the CVs of the
> committers).
> >>>> Actually, a nice number for a project that was a university project
12
> >>>> months ago.
> >>>>
> >>>> Cheers,
> >>>> Till
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
>

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