the Hadoop comic
From: maneesh varshney <mvarshney -at- gmail -dot- com>To: common-user -at- hadoop -dot- apache -dot- org
Subject: HDFS Explained as Comics
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:28:42 -0800
For your reading pleasure!
PDF 3.3MB uploaded at (the mailing list has a cap of 1MB attachments):
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 :)
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