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From Josh Wills <>
Subject Re: Crunch user guide
Date Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:48:05 GMT
Hey Som,

Thanks for the great feedback; I am also an admirer of Cascading's user
guide and feel that having one for Crunch would be a great addition. My
reason for not writing one yet is largely selfish, i.e., I write and talk a
lot as part of my day job, and working on Crunch is how I relax.

That said, the holiday season is upon us in the US, and so I have some
downtime to devote to writing docs. If anyone has any good brain hacks for
forcing oneself into writing, I would be grateful. :)


On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 11:14 AM, Som Satpathy <>wrote:

> Hi Josh/all,
> It's been a couple of months since my team started using Crunch for our
> mapreduce. It has been a great tool, simplifying may problems and
> increasing productivity. I personally found it quicker to pick up than
> cascading, which I think has a steeper learning curve. My main sources of
> learning crunch so far have been the javadocs, crunch user-list, crunch
> source code, crunch-examples and some online articles explaining how crunch
> works. One place where I found crunch lagging is the need for a user guide
> or how-to documentations, something on the lines of cascading user-guides,
> which I would say has been really useful for its user-base. Is such a
> user-guide coming up soon? That will be of great help for the crunch user
> community.
> Thanks,
> Som

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