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From Suhaas Lang <suhaas.l...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Recommendation for a good book on Spark, beginner to moderate knowledge
Date Mon, 29 Feb 2016 02:20:56 GMT
Thanks, Jules!
On Feb 28, 2016 7:47 PM, "Jules Damji" <dmatrix@comcast.net> wrote:

> Suhass,
>
> When I referred to interactive shells, I was referring the the Scala &
> Python interactive language shells. Both Python & Scala come with
> respective interacive shells. By just typing “python” or “scala” (assume
> the installation bin directory is in your $PATH), it will put fire up the
> shell.
>
> As for the “pyspark” and “spark-shell”, they both come with the Spark
> installation and are in $spark_install_dir/bin directory.
>
> Have a go at them. Best way to learn the language.
>
> Cheers
> Jules
>
> --
> “Language is the palate from which we draw all colors of our life.”
> Jules Damji
> dmatrix@comcast.net
>
>
>
>
>
> On Feb 28, 2016, at 4:08 PM, Suhaas Lang <suhaas.lang@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Jules,
>
> Could you please post links to these interactive shells for Python and
> Scala?
> On Feb 28, 2016 5:32 PM, "Jules Damji" <dmatrix@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>> Hello Ashoka,
>>
>> "Learning Spark," from O'Reilly, is certainly a good start, and all basic
>> video tutorials from Spark Summit Training, "Spark Essentials", are
>> excellent supplementary materials.
>>
>> And the best (and most effective) way to teach yourself is really firing
>> up the spark-shell or pyspark and doing it yourself—immersing yourself by
>> trying all basic transformations and actions on RDDs, with contrived small
>> data sets.
>>
>> I've discovered that learning Scala & Python through their interactive
>> shell, where feedback is immediate and response is quick, as the best
>> learning experience.
>>
>> Same is true for Scala or Python Notebooks interacting with a Spark,
>> running in local or cluster mode.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Jules
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> Pardon the dumb thumb typos :)
>>
>> On Feb 28, 2016, at 1:48 PM, Ashok Kumar <ashok34668@yahoo.com.INVALID
>> <ashok34668@yahoo.com.invalid>> wrote:
>>
>>   Hi Gurus,
>>
>> Appreciate if you recommend me a good book on Spark or documentation for
>> beginner to moderate knowledge
>>
>> I very much like to skill myself on transformation and action methods.
>>
>> FYI, I have already looked at examples on net. However, some of them not
>> clear at least to me.
>>
>> Warmest regards
>>
>>
>

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