Saturday, December 29, 2012

MapReduce Design Patterns

Already certified by Cloudera, was looking a cookbook as reference and examples. This book is having enough concise information to cover the different patterns and well illustrated with java code. Would recommend it for beginners and already users of hadoop api. The book can be find here Disclaimer: the book was given as part from blogger review scheme from O'Reilly.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Python for Data Analysis - get,parse,use,plot your data in 10 minutes

'Python for Data Analysis' gave the readers a broad view of what can be done to analyse datasets using python language and ecosystem, such as R. Well organised and written chapter, was personally interested in learning visualization and large dataset handling. Python is THE language for THAT. And the book gives clear code description, graphs example result and source of the dataset. The book cover the plotting and visualization in deep details and suggest nice library such as javascript 'd3' library ( as well as the famous 'numpy' for numerical operations and 'matplolib' for plotting data, the best plotting and charting library by far - the only library i could compare in another language is JFreeChart for java but still below in term of graphic quality and features. I have personally use d3js to plot exoplanets data in a parallel coordinates: exoplanets viz. To sum up, a great book to have, recommended for people that want to use the data, parse it, plot it and share it in 10 minutes! Link to the book shop here: Python for Data Analysis Note: This book review is in exchange of the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program (

Friday, November 9, 2012

'R in a Nutshell' :: More than a "quick" desktop reference book

'R in a Nutshell' is suppose to be a reference book but is more than that! The author, J. Adler, with this second edition, refresh the first one with Hadoop ecosystem and how it integrates well with R. R in a Nutshell allows you to get working immediately. Full of example and guidelines. A 700 pages reference book for coding and learning this statistician language for parsing and visualizing data. There are a lot of information on where getting the data and how tackle the visualization, important part for decoding and analysing many data of multidimensional space. I recommended to everyone who have intereste in learning R, discovering new BigData related feature with Hadoop and as a reference book for more advance users. Link to the book shop here: R in Nutshell, 2nd Edition Note: This book review is in exchange of the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program (

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Building Web Applications with Erlang Working with REST and Web Sockets on Yaws By Zachary Kessin Publisher: O'Reilly Media Released: June 2012

As java/web programmer and no knowledge at all of the language Erlnag, i was expecting a lot. Gradually, the book lecture guide you to all the code and sometimes it can be difficult to read as there is lot of examples. You may need to study it with a computer in front of you. Generally, i must say that is oriented to general programmers but a knowledge of web framework and languages is a plus to understand it. The book is dense and gives everything you need to use Erlang in your web application. Link to the book: Note: This book review is in exchange of the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program (