Hey there everbody!
I’ve been really interested in seeing how HIVE works, and the first time I saw the source code and amass of folders, needless to say I ran. However, in hindsight (and after a lot of talk with Sjoerd) I saw that it wasn’t that bad.
It is important that when we look at HIVE, we drop our existing definitions of node systems right down to the definition of a node. When you see talk of HIVE, you may see a lot of talk about Bees, Hives, Workers (the list can appear endless!) But, it is actually well ordered, and functional. In fact, it is best to think of every element in HIVE relative to a real world Bee hive.
For example, a HIVE is the structure within which the majority of the Bee’s world resides, and a Bee is a member of the hive who is used to perform nearly all functions.
Anyway, In the hope that the proficient coders amongst us will be ready to leap on the new oppertunities offered by HIVE, I have started an FAQ / Introductory WIKI to HIVE. I’ve written this in order to bridge the gap between HIVE’s manual and existing coding standards, as some terminology and overviews are lacking for the less experienced to his system.
Here is the Google Docs page, and expect it to be updated every week.