Hey Erwin,

Another option for you to learn Apache Cassandra is via DataStax’s free online training (apologies for the DS plug here; it is free though and teaches you how to get up-and-running with open source Apache Cassandra + Java, with more languages to come next year).

It was just announced last week, starts on November 4th, and you can learn more/pre-register here: http://www.datastax.com/what-we-offer/products-services/training/virtual-training

Hope this helps. Best of luck.

Brady Gentile
Community Manager
DataStax
480.735.1133


On Oct 28, 2013, at 4:44 AM, DE VITO Dominique <dominique.devito@thalesgroup.com> wrote:

I don’t know : most of these books are not out, yet ;-)
 
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De : erwin.karbasi@gmail.com [mailto:erwin.karbasi@gmail.com] De la part de Erwin Karbasi
Envoyé : lundi 28 octobre 2013 12:24
À : DE VITO Dominique
Cc : user@cassandra.apache.org
Objet : Re: Cassandra book/tutorial
 

Dominique,

Which of the books do you most recommend?
IMO, the "Practical Cassandra" is the best one.

Erwin Karbasi
AT&T, Senior Software Architect

 

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Erwin Karbasi <erwin@optinity.com> wrote:
Thanks a lot Dominique for the great update, it helped me pretty much!

Erwin Karbasi
AT&T, Senior Software Architect

 

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM, DE VITO Dominique <dominique.devito@thalesgroup.com> wrote:
Hi Erwin,
 
Few books are coming out these months :
 
* Octobre : "Mastering Apache Cassandra" http://www.packtpub.com/mastering-apache-cassandra/book
 
* November : " Cassandra High Performance Cookbook: Second Edition"http://www.packtpub.com/cassandra-high-performance-cookbook/book
 
 
I expected them to be more up-to-date than  the oldie "Cassandra: The Definitive Guide" by Eben Hewitt (Nov 29, 2010)
 
This being said, there is also quite a bunch of great content online !
 
Regards,
Dominique
 
 
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De : erwin.karbasi@gmail.com [mailto:erwin.karbasi@gmail.com] De la part de Erwin Karbasi
Envoyé : lundi 28 octobre 2013 07:16
À : user@cassandra.apache.org
Objet : Re: Cassandra book/tutorial
 

Thanks a lot to all for information. 
I think so that all the current Cassandra are pretty old and outdated.

On Oct 28, 2013 6:51 AM, "Joe Stein" <cryptcom@gmail.com> wrote:

Reading previous version's documentation and related information from that time in the past (like books) has value!  It helps to understand decisions that were made and changed and some that are still the same.... like Secondary Indexes which were introduced in 0.7 when http://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Definitive-Guide-Eben-Hewitt/dp/1449390412 came out back in 2011.

If you are really just getting started then I say go and start herehttp://www.planetcassandra.org/

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On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:15 AM, ÐΞ€ρ@Ҝ (๏̯͡๏) <deepujain@gmail.com> wrote:
With lot of enthusiasm i started reading it. Its out-dated, error prone. I could not even get Cassandra running from that book. Eventually i could not get start with cassandra. 

 

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Joe Stein <cryptcom@gmail.com> wrote:

http://www.planetcassandra.org has a lot of great resources on it.

Eben Hewitt's book is great, as are the other C* books like the High Performance Cookbook http://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Performance-Cookbook-Edward-Capriolo/dp/1849515123

I would recommend reading both of those books.  You can also readhttp://www.datastax.com/dev/blog/thrift-to-cql3 to help understandings.


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On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 11:58 PM, Mohan L <l.mohanphy@gmail.com> wrote:
 
Thanks
Mohan L

 

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 8:02 AM, Danie Viljoen <davilj@gmail.com> wrote:
Not a book, but I think this is a good start: http://www.datastax.com/documentation/cassandra/2.0/webhelp/index.html

 

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 3:14 PM, Dave Brosius <dbrosius@mebigfatguy.com> wrote:
Unfortunately, as tech books tend to be, it's quite a bit out of date, at this point.




On 10/27/2013 09:54 PM, Mohan L wrote:
 

 

On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 9:57 PM, Erwin Karbasi <erwin@optinity.com> wrote:

Hey Guys,

What is the best book to learn Cassandra from scratch?

Thanks in advance,
Erwin
 

Hi,

Buy :

Cassandra: The Definitive Guide By Eben Hewitt :http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920010852.do

Thanks
Mohan L
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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