SSH With Google Cloud

Let’s just say that Google Cloud’s SSH instructions aren’t the greatest. Here are the steps to SSH into your instance. It also assumes that you’ve installed the gcloud program. These instructions are for MacOSX and Linux. We start off by...

Unit Testing Spark with Java

Unit testing, Apache Spark, and Java are three things you’ll rarely see together. And yes, all three are possible and work well together. Why Unit Test With Spark? I’m not an advocate of TDD (Test-Driven Development), except when I’m writing Big Data code. You can...

Kafka 0.9.0 Changes For Developers

Kafka 0.9.0 brings with it a bevy of goodness. Many of those features are aimed at operations, like security. Some are developer features, like a new Consumer API. This post will focus on the new features of 0.9.0 for developers. New Consumer API The most notable...