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+# BitCask Java
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+This is an implementation (in progress) of Basho's bitcask; a local
+high-performance key/value store which is the preferred backend for
+Basho Riak.
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+I'm doing this in order to
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+* Understand more of bitcask / riak
+* Provide tools to be able to read (write?) bitcask files without using Erlang, which could make people more comfortable with using the backend.
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+At this stage, we only have an implementation of the module used to
+read and write individual bitcask data files (and hint files).
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+You're welcome to help!
+
+Kresten

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