Dean Wampler, Ph.D.

Software developer, expert in Big Data, Scala, and Functional Programming,
O'Reilly author, and frequent public speaker living in Chicago.

Research

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.

Books

Programming Scala, 2nd Edition

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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.

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Spark on Mesos

Strata + Hadoop World London 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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Data Science at Scale with Spark

GOTO Chicago 2015

Using examples, I show how to use Spark for Data Science at scale in ways that were previously not feasible with other tools.

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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Scala for Big Data

Scala Days 2015.

Why Scala has proven so effective as the general-purpose programming language for Big Data development.

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