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Is the book for beginners?

Ashley Riot

Joined: Nov 16, 2011
Posts: 25
What are the prerequisites to read this book?
Alex Holmes

Joined: Oct 19, 2012
Posts: 21
Hi Ashley,

You need intermediary Java knowledge, and some Hadoop fundamentals (some of which are presented in Chapter 1). Books like "Hadoop in Action" and "Hadoop: The Definitive Guide" are great for fundamentals.


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