DIR: 07/04 Happy Monday

Day In Review: What I checked out today so you don’t have to

Unless you want to.

This section of the blog will be for posting some articles that I read everyday, and my honest opinion of whether they are worth your time or not. To save articles across the web, I use a combination of Pocket (more for long term saves) and Degreed (for something I will read later that day.

So let’s get to it:

SparkR

Today I stumbled across this article on Twitter today, and it caught my attention because both Spark and R are things on my “To Learn” list. I like the “Seven Steps” approach (only seven steps can’t be that hard right?) because it makes it seem more manageable. It is concise, contains a lot of different links (plus links to videos and reading) and is honest about what skills you will get in these seven steps. Good to get you started and head you in the right direction.

Rating: ★★★★☆

SQL vs NoSQL

An article that spawned the idea for the SQL and noSQL posts. The bold headings make for an easy read, and it’s quite concise.

 

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Stock Photography

And here’s for our random pick of the day. I was looking for pictures to accompany blog posts and I stumbled across this gem. Specifically Unsplash, which is one of the sights mentioned. Searchable, and beautiful, free pictures. Because, let’s face it; everything free is beautiful.

Rating: ★★★★★

Thanks for the read.
Kristen