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See Results Fast: Why Python Isn’t Just for Beginners

Discover faster, more efficient performance monitoring with an enterprise APM product learning from your apps. Take the AppDynamics APM Guided Tour! If you’re new to programming, Python is a great first language. It has a gentle learning curve, which enables you to experience the joys of programming early and often. Python’s clear and concise syntax allows you to focus on ...

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Java vs. Python: Which One Is Best for You? [Infographic]

Discover faster, more efficient performance monitoring with an enterprise APM product learning from your apps. Take the AppDynamics APM Guided Tour! Few questions in software development are more divisive or tribal than choice of programming language. Software developers often identify strongly with their tools of choice, freely mixing objective facts with subjective preference. The last decade, however, has seen an ...

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Go vs Python: Parsing a JSON response from a HTTP API

As part of a recommendations with Neo4j talk that I’ve presented a few times over the last year I have a set of scripts that download some data from the meetup.com API. They’re all written in Python but I thought it’d be a fun exercise to see what they’d look like in Go. My eventual goal is to try and ...

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Apache Spark: A Quick Start With Python

Spark Overview As per the official website, “Apache Spark is a fast and general engine for large scale data processing” It is best used with clustered environment where the data processing task or job is split to run on multiple computers or nodes quickly and efficiently. It claims to run program 100 times faster than Hadoop platform. Spark uses something ...

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Tutorial: Using PySpark and the MapR Sandbox

PySpark is a Spark API that allows you to interact with Spark through the Python shell. If you have a Python programming background, this is an excellent way to get introduced to Spark data types and parallel programming. PySpark is a particularly flexible tool for exploratory big data analysis because it integrates with the rest of the Python data analysis ...

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Resolving JSON schema Changes with Drill and Python

Drill is a fantastic tool for querying JSON data. But Drill isn’t magical, and sometimes it runs into some data that it can’t quite handle (yet). This post walks through an example of such a scenario, and how you might work through the issue using a little bit of Python code. Scenario You have data where the schema changes. In ...

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