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Can you learn to code on your phone?

Can you learn to code on your phone?

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020

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Given the limited screen size and options for programming on your phone is it even possible to get a good grounding in a programming language just from a smartphone? The benefits of learning to code have been pushed heavily to people of all ages as an option for upskilling or just becoming more computer literate. There are a lot of options out there, but I’ll just look at a handful and see if they are any good.

Installing Apache Spark on windows? A getting started guide.

Installing Apache Spark on windows? A getting started guide.

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020

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We all read these articles about how big data is taking over the world. One of the tools widely used for this large scale data processing is Apache Spark. Apache Spark is a big data analytics agent and is the base framework of a lot of machine learning and data science used across the industry. It’s all well and good doing data analysis projects with your Jupyter Notebook, pyspark and Pandas, but if you want it to scale you need to design it a little differently.

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