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From Dejan Menges <dejan.men...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: HDFS Explained as Comics
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:51:30 GMT
Hi Maneesh,

Thanks a lot for this! Just distributed it over the team and comments are
great :)

Best regards,

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 9:28 PM, maneesh varshney <mvarshney@gmail.com>wrote:

> For your reading pleasure!
> PDF 3.3MB uploaded at (the mailing list has a cap of 1MB attachments):
> https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B-zw6KHOtbT4MmRkZWJjYzEtYjI3Ni00NTFjLWE0OGItYTU5OGMxYjc0N2M1
> Appreciate if you can spare some time to peruse this little experiment of
> mine to use Comics as a medium to explain computer science topics. This
> particular issue explains the protocols and internals of HDFS.
> I am eager to hear your opinions on the usefulness of this visual medium to
> teach complex protocols and algorithms.
> [My personal motivations: I have always found text descriptions to be too
> verbose as lot of effort is spent putting the concepts in proper time-space
> context (which can be easily avoided in a visual medium); sequence diagrams
> are unwieldy for non-trivial protocols, and they do not explain concepts;
> and finally, animations/videos happen "too fast" and do not offer
> self-paced learning experience.]
> All forms of criticisms, comments (and encouragements) welcome :)
> Thanks
> Maneesh

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