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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-1202) Add "Getting started" guide to documentation
Date Fri, 09 Nov 2012 18:34:14 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on AVRO-1202:
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A user guide would be great to have!

Topics might include:
- Concepts
 -- Schemas & Protocols
 -- Generic, Specific & Reflect APIs
 -- IDL
- Command line tools
- Maven plugins
- Reading and writing data files
- Writing MapReduce jobs
- Integration with other projects
 -- Pig
 -- Hive
 -- Flume
- RPC


                
> Add "Getting started" guide to documentation
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-1202
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1202
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: doc
>            Reporter: Skye Wanderman-Milne
>              Labels: documentation
>             Fix For: 1.7.3
>
>
> The Avro documentation is currently not very beginner-friendly -- it's hard to figure
out basics like code generation, de/serialization, etc. We should write a "Getting started"
guide and similar documentation for those new to Avro, as well as include some example code
with the docs.

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