Dean Wampler, Ph.D.
Software developer, expert in Big Data, Scala, and Functional Programming,
O'Reilly author, and frequent public speaker living in Chicago.
Polyglot Programming is a website dedicated to exploring the benefits (and drawbacks) of combining multiple programming languages and multiple "modularity paradigms" in application development. The "paradigms" include Functional Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, and Aspect-Oriented Programming.
Aspect Oriented Programming
AOP is an attempt to address cross cutting concerns in applications. The dominant decomposition into modules usually reflects the domain model or perhaps the implementation infrastructure. However, it becomes difficult to add in globally-consistent features, like logging, that cut across these module boundaries. AOP attempts to solve this problem.
Talks & Papers
Why Spark Is The Next Top (Compute) Model
Numerous Venues - 2014, 2015
Spark has emerged as the replacement for MapReduce in Hadoop applications. This talk explains why.
Why Scala Is Taking Over the Big Data World
Scala Days 2014, Scala eXchange 2014, and Data Day Texas 2015
Scala has emerged as the de facto language for big data development, driven in part by tools like Scalding and Spark.
Error Handling in Reactive Systems
React Conf San Francisco 2014
Failure handling must be "first-class" in reactive systems, to satisfy the resilient trait. This talk for React SF 2014 discusses how reactive models and libraries support failure handling (or don't).
See all my talks and papers.