Tag Archives: Scala

A Foray into Spark and Scala

Apache Spark is a new wave in Big Data computing, an alternative to technologies such as Hadoop. I was recently watching someone analyze log files of image URL requests using shell scripts to create a MySQL database and thought it might be an interesting exercise to try it in Spark as well. Hadoop versus Spark So what […]

My first real use of Scala Actors

I have written lots of multi-threaded code in C++ and more recently Java.  I have always found it a bit tricky to get right, but more importantly it was easy for someone else maintaining the code to trip up on some of the subtleties.  All these mutable data structures that got shared between threads.  You […]