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+h1. Wukong
Wukong makes Hadoop so easy a chimpanzee can use it.
+Treat your dataset like a
+* stream of lines when it's efficient to process by lines
+* stream of field arrays when it's efficient to deal directly with fields
+* stream of lightweight objects when it's efficient to deal with objects
+
+Wukong is friends with "Hadoop":http://hadoop.apache.org/core the elephant,
+"Pig":http://hadoop.apache.org/pig/ the query language, and the @cat@ on your
+command line.
+
h2. How to write a Wukong script
-Here's a super-script to count words in a text stream:
+Here's a script to count words in a text stream:
require 'wukong'
module WordCount
@@ -58,11 +68,10 @@ h2. What's up with Wukong::AndPig?
h2. Why is it called Wukong?
Hadoop, as you may know, is "named after a stuffed
-elephant."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadoop Wukong (the Monkey King), known
-for his power and agility, is hero of a famous Chinese Fairytale in which he
-journeys to the land of the Elephant:
-
-Quoting "Sun Wukong's Wikipedia entry:":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wukong
+elephant,"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadoop and since Wukong was started by
+the "infochimps":http://infochimps.org team, we needed a simian analog. Wukong
+(the Monkey King), known for his power and agility, is hero of a famous Chinese
+Fairytale in which he journeys to the land of the Elephant:
bq. Sun Wukong (traditional Chinese: 孫悟空;
simplified Chinese: 孙悟空; pinyin: Sūn Wùkōng; Wade-Giles: Sun1 Wu4-k'ung1;
@@ -82,8 +91,17 @@ magical properties, and is capable of transforming into a clone of the Monkey
King himself, or various weapons, animals, and other objects. He also knows
various spells in order to command wind, part water, conjure protective circles
against demons, freeze humans, demons, and gods alike. (Journey to the West, Wu
-Cheng'en (1500-1582), Translated by Foreign Languages Press, Beijing 1993.)
+Cheng'en (1500-1582), Translated by Foreign Languages Press, Beijing 1993.) --
+"/Sun Wukong's Wikipedia entry/":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wukong
p. Sounds about right to us :) The "BBC-produced Jaime Hewlett / Damon Albarn
short":http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/monkey made for the 2008
Olympics is highly recommended.
+
+h2. What tools does Wukong work with?
+
+Wukong is friends with "Hadoop":http://hadoop.apache.org/core the elephant,
+"Pig":http://hadoop.apache.org/pig/ the query language, and the @cat@ on your
+command line. We're looking forward to being friends with
+"martinis":http://datamapper.org and "express
+trains":http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/ActiveRecord down the road.

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