I'm late. Mea culpa. I blame February for only having 28 days.

The following contributors had their first ever commit into the project
(since the last time I made this list, which was late 2017)!

Johannes Grassler
Michael Burman
Alex Ott
Samuel Roberts
Dinesh Joshi
Amichai Rothman
Vince White
Sumanth Pasupuleti
Samuel Fink
Alexander Dejanovski
Dimitar Dimitrov
Kevin Wern
Yuji Ito

Jay Zhuang was recently added as a committer. Congrats Jay!

There are some notably active topics to which I'd like to draw your
attention, in case you haven't been reading email or following JIRA:

1) There's been a lot of talk about docs. There are a lot of new JIRAs for
filling in the doc sections. Some of these could use review and commit (
) , some of them still need content (
). A friendly reminder for anyone writing docs: respect other peoples'
copyrights. This hasn't been a problem (as far as I can tell), but while
other people/companies have written docs that are probably relevant, please
don't go copying them verbatim. Docs should be some of the lowest bar to
entry for new contributors - there's a nice howto here if you don't know
how to contribute docss
http://cassandra.apache.org/doc/latest/development/documentation.html )

2) There's a lot of activity around audit logging (
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-12151 ) . There's a few
other related tickets (Stefan's internal auditing events
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-13668 , and the
full-query-log patch at
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-13983 ), but there's also a
few different goals (as Joseph Lynch pointed out, there's at least 4 -
security, compliance / SOX / PCI, replayability, debugging). If you're in
the class of user that cares about these features (any of the 4), you
should probably consider visiting that thread and reading the discussion.

3) Lerh Chuan Low has done a LOT of work on
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-8460 (tiered storage). If
you have any sort of desire to mix spinning+SSD disks in a single server,
you may want to weigh in on the design.

4) There was an interesting conversation about performance of latency
metrics. Started here:

5) There are two or three different JIRAs/fixes floating around for the 2
stupid MV unit tests that keep timing out. At least two of them were opened
by committers, and I think both were reviewed by committers - please settle
on one and commit it.

Finally: If you're interested in learning more about cassandra from other
users, the mailing list and JIRA have both been pretty busy this month, and
that's nice. There are also Cassandra meetup groups all over the world - if
you haven't ever attended one, I encourage you to find one (I'm not going
to link to any, because I don't want it to look like there are any
"official" groups, but search your favorite sites, you'll likely find one
near you).

I'm Jeff Jirsa, and this was the February 2018 Cassandra Dev Wrapup.

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