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From dbros...@apache.org
Subject cassandra git commit: minor fixups to the README file
Date Sun, 04 Sep 2016 04:12:36 GMT
Repository: cassandra
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/trunk 11aeeea2c -> ccc848988


minor fixups to the README file

patch by dlester reviewed by dbrosius for CASSANDRA-12553


Project: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/cassandra/repo
Commit: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/cassandra/commit/ccc84898
Tree: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/cassandra/tree/ccc84898
Diff: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/cassandra/diff/ccc84898

Branch: refs/heads/trunk
Commit: ccc8489888c1a67f0af95c6d5556495de3d83a84
Parents: 11aeeea
Author: Dave Lester <dave_lester@apple.com>
Authored: Sun Sep 4 00:11:28 2016 -0400
Committer: Dave Brosius <dbrosius@mebigfatguy.com>
Committed: Sun Sep 4 00:11:28 2016 -0400

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 README.asc | 20 +++++++++-----------
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
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http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/cassandra/blob/ccc84898/README.asc
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diff --git a/README.asc b/README.asc
index 8ae90e8..910fb64 100644
--- a/README.asc
+++ b/README.asc
@@ -1,11 +1,11 @@
-Executive summary
+Apache Cassandra
 -----------------
 
-Cassandra is a partitioned row store.  Rows are organized into tables with a required primary
key.
+Apache Cassandra is a highly-scalable partitioned row store. Rows are organized into tables
with a required primary key.
 
-http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/Partitioners[Partitioning] means that Cassandra can distribute
your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter.  Cassandra will automatically
repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster.
+http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/Partitioners[Partitioning] means that Cassandra can distribute
your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically
repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster.
 
-http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/DataModel[Row store] means that like relational databases,
Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns.  The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close
relative of SQL.
+http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/DataModel[Row store] means that like relational databases,
Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close
relative of SQL.
 
 For more information, see http://cassandra.apache.org/[the Apache Cassandra web site].
 
@@ -18,14 +18,14 @@ Getting started
 ---------------
 
 This short guide will walk you through getting a basic one node cluster up
-and running, and demonstrate some simple reads and writes.
+and running, and demonstrate some simple reads and writes. For a more-complete guide, please
see the Apache Cassandra website's http://cassandra.apache.org/doc/latest/getting_started/[Getting
Started Guide].
 
 First, we'll unpack our archive:
 
   $ tar -zxvf apache-cassandra-$VERSION.tar.gz
   $ cd apache-cassandra-$VERSION
 
-After that we start the server.  Running the startup script with the -f argument will cause
+After that we start the server. Running the startup script with the -f argument will cause
 Cassandra to remain in the foreground and log to standard out; it can be stopped with ctrl-C.
 
   $ bin/cassandra -f
@@ -79,14 +79,12 @@ If your session looks similar to what's above, congrats, your single node
 cluster is operational! 
 
 For more on what commands are supported by CQL, see
-https://github.com/apache/cassandra/blob/trunk/doc/cql3/CQL.textile[the CQL reference]. 
A
+http://cassandra.apache.org/doc/latest/cql/[the CQL reference]. A
 reasonable way to think of it is as, "SQL minus joins and subqueries, plus collections."
 
-Wondering where to go from here? 
+Wondering where to go from here?
 
-  * Getting started: http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/GettingStarted
   * Join us in #cassandra on irc.freenode.net and ask questions
   * Subscribe to the Users mailing list by sending a mail to
     user-subscribe@cassandra.apache.org
-  * Planet Cassandra aggregates Cassandra articles and news:
-    http://planetcassandra.org/
+  * Visit the http://cassandra.apache.org/community/[community section] of the Cassandra
website for more information on getting involved.


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