One thing I'd like to see is more coverage on Cassandra Internals. Out of the box Cassandra's great but having a little inside knowledge can be very useful because it helps you design your applications to work with Cassandra; rather than having to later make endless optimizations that could probably have been avoided had you done your implementation slightly differently.
Another thing that may be worth adding would be a recipe that showed an approach to evaluating Cassandra for your organization/use case. I realize that's going to vary on a case by case basis but one thing I've noticed is that some people dive in without really thinking through whether Cassandra is actually the right fit for what they're doing. It sort of becomes a hammer for anything that looks like a nail.
On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM, Edward Capriolo <email@example.com>
It has not been very long since the first book was published but
several things have been added to Cassandra and a few things have
changed. I am putting together a list of changed content, for example
features like the old per Column family memtable flush settings versus
the new system with the global variable.
My editors have given me the green light to grow the second edition
from ~200 pages currently up to 300 pages! This gives us the ability
to add more items/sections to the text.
Some things were missing from the first edition such as Hector
support. Nate has offered to help me in this area. Please feel contact
me with any ideas and suggestions of recipes you would like to see in
the book. Also get in touch if you want to write a recipe. Several
people added content to the first edition and it would be great to see
that type of participation again.
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