While this documentation acts as a reference for Spring for Hadoop project, there are number of resources that, while optional, complement this document by providing additional background and code samples for the reader to try and experiment with:
Spring for Apache Hadoop samples https://github.com/SpringSource/spring-hadoop-samples/. Official repository full of SHDP samples demonstrating the various project features.
Spring Data Book http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920024767.do. Guide to Spring Data projects, written by the committers behind them. Covers Spring Data Hadoop stand-alone but in tandem with its siblings projects. All author royalties from book sales are donated to Creative Commons organization.
Spring Data Book Hadoop examples https://github.com/SpringSource/spring-data-book/tree/master/hadoop. Complete running samples for the Spring Data book. Note that some of them are available inside Spring for Apache Hadoop samples as well.