Episode 143 – Spark in Action with author Jean-Georges Perrin (Part 2)

And now for something completely different: a book review! Not something we have done before, but when Jean-Georges Perrin contacted us with the suggestion of taking a deeper look at the “Spark in Action” book he is currently writing, we certainly did not say no! However, in al honesty, we talked about much, much more…

Free eBook raffle

Manning Publication has been kind enough to give us a couple of download codes for a free eBook version of “Spark in Action“.

As always, our Patreons get a first chance to get their hands on one of the codes. If you are a Roaring V.I.P. (or higher), you can head over to our Patreon Page now where you will find a  posts containing all the information required. If you become a Patreon now, you immediately get access tot that post! 😉

After one week, if there are any codes left, there will be a tweet about what you can do to get a free code, even if you are not a Patreon.

A book review on Spark in Action, second edition with author Jean-Georges Perrin

In the second part we go deeper into the book, going over the available chapters and appendices. We cover a number of topics and concepts like the layout of a typical data lake, the four pillars of Apache Spark and more. We end the interview with a discussion on what it’s like to write a technical book like Spark in Action.

Our thanks to Jean-Georges for spending quite a bit of time with us talking about Apache Spark and to Manning Publication for the free eBook codes!

Find out more about Jean-Georges at his blog: https://jgp.net/


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