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CBF Workshop: Just Enough Scala for Spark

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

CBF Workshop: Just Enough Scala for Spark

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Title: Just Enough Scala for Spark
Instructor: Petro Verkhogliad
Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Abstract:

Apache Spark is written in Scala. Although Spark provides a Java API, many data engineers are adopting Scala since it’s the “native” language for Spark—and because Spark code written in Scala is much more concise than comparable Java code. Most data scientists, however, continue to use Python and R. If you want to learn Scala for Spark, this is the tutorial for you. Dean Wampler offers an overview of the core features of Scala you need to use Spark effectively, using hands-on exercises with the Spark APIs. You’ll learn the most important Scala syntax, idioms, and APIs for Spark development.

Topics include:

  • Classes, methods, and functions
  • Immutable versus mutable values
  • Type inference
  • Pattern matching
  • Scala collections and the common operations on them (the basis of the RDD API)
  • Other Scala types like case classes, tuples, and options
  • Domain-specific languages in Scala
  • Effective use of the Spark shell (Scala interpreter)
  • Common mistakes (e.g., serialization errors) and how to avoid them

Pre-requistites

  • A basic familiarity with Spark and Java
  • Before the tutorial, clone or download the tutorial GitHub repo and follow the setup instructions in the README.md file.
 

Speaker:

Petro Verkhogliad is a senior consultant and instructor at Lightbend. He is passionate about functional programming and applications of AI.


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Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)


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