Aspect Research Associates

Aspect Research Associates (ARA) is a software technology firm founded by Dean Wampler, Ph.D. It is based in Chicago and serves clients around the world.</p>

We believe in Polyglot Programming, combining the best tools, languages, and techniques to build best-of-breed Big Data, Internet, Enterprise, and IoT (Internet of Things) applications. We provide mentoring for all the technologies we use and in-house training on some of them.

Our specialties include the following:

  • Big Data Technologies: Dean has spent the past several years working with clients on Spark, Mesos, and Hadoop, and Scalding projects, along with various NoSQL datastores, and tools for data analytics.
  • Software Design Paradigms: Dean helps clients find the right balance of Functional, Object-Oriented, and Aspect-Oriented Programming for building large-scale, data-centric, and highly-concurrent systems.
  • Language Ecosystems: Dean is a recognized expert in Scala. He wrote Programming Scala, Second Edition (O'Reilly, 2015). He also has years of experience with Java, JavaScript, and Ruby.
  • Application Frameworks: Spark, Mesos, Akka, Hadoop, etc.
  • Agile for Large Organizations: XP, Scrum, and Lean, scaled from small teams up to enterprises.

Dean Wampler is a widely recognized conference speaker and author.

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