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This chapter will be of interest only to those building and developing Apache HBase (i.e., as opposed to just downloading the latest distribution).
If you are looking to contribute to Apache HBase, look for issues in JIRA tagged with the label 'beginner': project = HBASE AND labels in (beginner). These are issues HBase contributors have deemed worthy but not of immediate priority and a good way to ramp on HBase internals.
 See What label is used for issues that are good on ramps for new contributors? from the dev mailing list for background.