Scala, short for scalable language, is future ready, but are you? Move beyond your regular java, and check out what is brewing in this language. Would that be two sugars and one milk or vice versa?
Scala Programming for Data Science
To light a fire, do you use a match, a lighter, or a torch? Depends on the size of the fire, much like the decisions that lead one to use Python, R, or Scala. Spark your interest in selecting the tools you need to tackle Big Data with ease, that will not just blow out.
About this learning path
Data Scientists tend to favor one of three programming languages, Python, R, or Scala. Which to choose? Learn Scala if you are an aspiring or a seasoned Data Scientist (or Data Engineer) who is planning to work with Apache Spark to tackle Big Data with ease.
This learning path has been developed by Lightbend (formerly Typesafe), the undisputed authority on all things Scala.
On-line reviews show the preference to use Scala with Spark vs Python for enterprise scale big data analytical platforms. Why is that? This question will be addressed in this course as well as many others that will guide your use of this program to address your need for speed.
Knowing a language is one thing, but being fluent and able to string together concepts in context is another. In this course, your Scala skills will be put in context allowing you to flex your skills in terms of data preparation, feature engineering, and creating data pipelines.