In the familiar role of the company whose founders start an open source goliath, providers like Databricks risk becoming victims of their own success. In this case, the founders are the ones who created the Spark project; their product or service has it, and so do many frenemies.Databricks, the company positions itself as the cloud-based analytics platform that "unifies data science and engineering." It boasts a growing partner ecosystem encompassing almost all the usual suspects among cloud platforms; roughly a dozen software partners spanning data preparation, databases, data science, and visualization tools; plus a range of consulting and training providers.While Spark is written in Scala, Databricks has reached out to the R and Python communities who otherwise perceive an impedance mismatch getting their programs to efficiently execute in Spark. Databricks accommodated R developers with SparkR, and later with SparklyR support, but you still had to go through the Databricks notebook … [Read more...] about Will Databricks’ support for R Studio open the door?
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There’s growing support for Python at Microsoft, with tools like Azure Notebooks taking advantage of it as a way of trying out ideas and sharing algorithms. Python is also one of the more popular languages in Visual Studio Code, with additional tools in the Visual Studio Code extensions marketplace.One result of Visual Studio Code’s Python support is the recent announcement that the Anaconda data science platform will ship with Visual Studio Code, along with the R Open distribution as its default R language libraries.Founded by Travis Oliphant, the original author of NumPy, Anaconda has become an essential data science tool, with a massive set of more than a thousand libraries and plugins that cover most analytic cases. Because Python is an interpreted language, with support for familiar read-evaluate-print loops (REPL), you can test code snippets from the command line, working with data sources, before building more complex scripts and programmes.Microsoft has written an … [Read more...] about Visual Studio Code joins the Anaconda Python data science toolkit
Microsoft’s open source development tool is an important piece of the developer’s toolkit. Built using GitHub’s cross-platform Electron framework, Visual Studio Code is a full-featured development editor that supports a wide selection of languages and platforms, from the familiar C and C# to modern environments and languages like Go and Node.js, with parity between Windows, MacOS, and Linux releases.Microsoft regularly updates Visual Studio Code. Keep track of the updates’ key features in this changelog.Where to download Visual Studio CodeTo download the editor for Windows, MacOS, and Linux, go to Microsoft’s Visual Code Studio website. It’s also available in Anaconda Python as an option in Distribution 51.What’s new in Visual Studio Code 1.21The February 2018 release of Visual Studio Code, Version 1.21, offers these new features: A notifications UI, to manage notifications. Integrated terminal splitting, in which the terminal … [Read more...] about What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code
C++, an extension of well known C language, is an excellent, powerful and general purpose programming language that offers modern and generic programming features for developing large-scale applications ranging from video games, search engines, other computer software to operating systems. C++ is highly reliable and also enables low-level memory manipulation for more advanced programming requirements. Best Linux IDE Editors or Source Code Editors There are several text editors out there that programmers can use to write C/C++ code, but IDE have come up to offer comprehensive facilities and components for easy and ideal programming. Don’t Miss: 12 Best Text Editors (GUI + CLI) for Linux I Found in 2015 In this article, we shall look at some of the best IDE’s you can find on the Linux platform for C++ or any other programming. 1. Netbeans for C/C++ Development Netbeans is a free, open-source and popular cross-platform IDE for C/C++ and many other programming languages. Its … [Read more...] about 18 Best IDEs for C/C++ Programming or Source Code Editors on Linux
Bringing SQL Server to Linux is one of the bigger steps in Microsoft’s plan to help developers build any app for (and from) any platform. And despite the fact that it was only announced in spring 2016, you shouldn’t think of SQL Server on Linux as being a subset of the full Windows offering, says Rohan Kumar, general manager of the Microsoft database systems group.“It’s the same SQL Server product,” he tells CIO.com. “We have one SQL Server product, and Windows and Linux are your deployment choices.”That means you’ll get significant features from SQL Server, from availability groups and Active Directory Authentication to dynamic data masking, row level security and transparent data encryption, plus Azure integrations like stretch database and the always encrypted option. Not all those features are guaranteed to be in the first release of SQL Server on Linux, Kumar cautions. “But in the long term, it’s just the same database. … [Read more...] about It’s time to start planning for SQL Server on Linux