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From Michael Kjellman <>
Subject Re: NewBie Question ~ Book for Cassandra
Date Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:02:11 GMT

You didn't disrespect anyone, so please don't apologize! Appreciate your positive and helpful
comment for the OP :) 


> On Jun 13, 2016, at 8:50 AM, Bhuvan Rawal <> wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> I suggested the resources keeping in mind the ease with which one can
> learn. My idea was not to disrespect Apache or community in any form, it
> was just to facilitate learning of a Newbie.
> While having a good wiki would be amazing and I believe we all agree on
> this Thread that current Documentation has a lot of scope for improvement.
> And I'm completely willing to contribute in whatever way possible to the
> docs and getting it reviewed.
> Best Regards,
> Bhuvan
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 8:17 PM, Eric Evans <>
> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 8:05 AM, Mattmann, Chris A (3980)
>> <> wrote:
>>> However also see that besides the current documentation, there needs to
>> be
>>> a roadmap for making Apache Cassandra and *its* documentation (not
>> *DataStax’s*)
>>> up to par for a basic user to build, deploy and run Cassandra. I don’t
>> think that’s
>>> the current case, is it?
>> There is CASSANDRA-8700
>> (, which is a
>> step in this direction I hope.
>> One concern I do have though is that changing the tech used to
>> author/publish documentation won't in itself be enough to get good
>> docs.  In fact, moving the docs in-tree raises the barrier to
>> contribution in the sense that instead of mashing 'Edit', you have to
>> put together a patch and have it reviewed.
>> That said, I also think that we've historically set the bar way too
>> high to committer/PMC, and that this may be an opportunity to change
>> that; There ought to be a path to the PMC for documentation authors
>> and translators (and this is typical in other projects).  So, I will
>> personally do my best to set aside some time each week to review and
>> merge documentation changes, and to champion regular doc contributors
>> for committership.  Hopefully there are others willing to do the same!
>> --
>> Eric Evans

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