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What Happens behind the Scenes with Spark

From Spark with Java by Jean Georges Perrin

You’ve probably seen a simple use-case where Spark ingests data from a CSV file, then performs a simple operation, and then stores the result in the database. In this article, you’re going to see what happened behind the scenes.

In-Depth Styling with React Native and Flexbox

From React Native in Action by Nader Dabit

This article goes deep into styling with React Native and Flexbox.

Testing Events in Vue.js, Part 2

From Testing Vue.js Applications by Edd Yerburgh Part 2 covers: Testing input forms Limitations of jsdom Save 37% off Testing Vue.js Applications. Just enter code fccyerburgh into the discount code box at checkout at manning.com. Continuing on with how to… Continue Reading →

Six Questions with Naomi Ceder

Naomi Ceder, author of The Quick Python Book, Third Edition

By Frances Lefkowitz, Development Editor, Manning Publications

Naomi Ceder earned a Ph.D in Classics, but, since 2001, has been learning, teaching, and using Python. An elected fellow of the Python Software Foundation, Naomi currently serves as chair of its board of directors. She also speaks internationally about the Python community, and on inclusion and diversity in technology in general. By day she leads a team of Python programmers for Dick Blick Art Materials, and in her spare time she enjoys sketching, knitting, and deep philosophical conversations with her dog.

PyTorch Crash Course, Part 3

From Deep Learning with PyTorch

by Eli Stevens and Luca Antiga

In this article, we explore some of PyTorch’s capabilities by playing generative adversarial networks.

What do Cooking Pasta and Data Science Have in Common?

From Data Science at Scale with Python and Dask by Jesse C. Daniel

This article discusses Dask, how it compares to Apache Spark, and how to create and understand directed acyclic graphs using the example of the delicious Italian pasta dish bucatini all’Amatriciana.

Testing Events in Vue.js, Part 1

From Testing Vue.js Applications by Edd Yerburgh

Part 1 covers:

  • Testing native DOM events
  • Testing custom Vue events

Running Containers: tricks of the trade

From Docker in Practice, Second Edition by Ian Miell and Aidan Hobson Sayers

This article dives into running containers. If you’re interested in learning some practical techniques that might not be obvious, read on!

Designing a Voice User Interface

From Voice Applications for Alexa and Google Assistant by Dustin Coates

This excerpt from Voice Applications for Alexa and Google Assistant discusses the fundamentals of voice UI design.

Exploring the fold Function

From Clojure Standard Library by Renzo Borgatti

In this article we will explore some concrete examples of the many uses and intricacies of the fold function from the Clojure standard library.

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