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

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.


Programming Scala, 2nd Edition

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Talks & Papers

The SMACK Stack: Emerging Fast Data and Microservice Architectures

CodeNode London, October 24, 2016

Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, and Kafka form the basis for new, flexible architectures for Fast Data and Microservice applications. This talk describes the characteristics these applications need and how the SMACK combination meets those needs.

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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.

Scala and the JVM for Big Data: Lessons from Spark

Strata + Hadoop World, San Jose, 2016

The JVM is the standard platform for Big Data and Scala is emerging as the standard programming language for Big Data Developers, driven in part by Spark. What lessons can we draw from this picture?

Spark on Mesos

Strata + Hadoop World London and NYC 2015

While Spark is now popular on Hadoop, managed by YARN, it emerged as demonstration project for Mesos. This talk explores Mesos, compares it to YARN, and argues for why you should consider a Spark + Mesos cluster.

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