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From Joris Gillis <>
Subject Re: How to get started with using the Arrow Java API?
Date Tue, 21 Jul 2020 08:55:10 GMT
Hi Neal

I would definitely like to help out with the documentation. Let me check the copyright agreement
with InfoQ. 

In the meanwhile, could you point me in the right direction to contribute documentation?


> On 20 Jul 2020, at 17:03, Neal Richardson <> wrote:
> Hi Joris,
> Since you've written up some nice prose documentation for the Java API, would you be
interested in contributing it, or selections of it, to the official project documentation?
It looks like it would be a valuable addition.
> Neal
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 1:31 AM Joris Gillis < <>>
> Hi Xiaozhen
> Sorry in advance for the self-promotion. 
> I had the same issue, hence I wrote down what I figured out about the Java API in this
blog post: <>
> Another blog post can be found here:
> And last but not least, there is some more documentation inside the source code:
> In particular: 
> - <>
> - <>
> are good starting points for exploring the API.
> Best regards
> Joris
>> On 10 Jul 2020, at 09:58, 刘晓臻 < <>>
>> Hi,
>> I’m a contributor to the Texera ( <>)
project, which is an online big data analytics system providing visual and interactive workflow.
Current we’re trying to use Arrow in our system (now we’re trying arrow for transferring
data between JVM and a python process, but maybe eventually we will adopt Arrow throughout
our system).
>> However, there seem to be very few tutorials regarding the Java API of Arrow, and
the documentation provided by Arrow’s official website only has Maven JavaDoc, which is
not very informative as a starting point.
>> So where can I find the kind of documentation like that of C++ and Python API where
many examples are shown? I’ve noticed there are a few pages like this for Java (
<>), but these pages are not indexed and
can only be discovered by searching. Is this something that is being worked on?
>> Thank you.
>> Best,
>> Xiaozhen Liu

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