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discussion on how we can use statistical methods to measure and improve the efficacy of http://freeCodeCamp.com
I contacted the person of the video I mentioned in a previous message Aug 07 00:22. He said:
For what I have seen, it will be easier to install than Spark (
npm install ...) BUT the syntax could be a bit tricky if you don't understand parallelism and distributed systems. I know some. The idea is to get into it together.
Keep you informed!
I was giving a thought again to the skale.me project, watched the video again and I became more convinced that we we should REALLY do this one. I tell you why I think so:
I think skale.me won't take off immediately, but I am sure that if the owners of the project are persistent enough skale.me will fill some existing niches where scala/spark is too much for a project. If you are a JS/nodejs developer and the company you are working for requires certain level of data manipulation to a level closer to Big Data but without reaching that point (small/medium organisations), the implementation could make more sense than hiring a new sort of developers to do that job. In fact I would even think that an organisation like FCC could benefit from a project like skale.me if implementing a more data-driven approach, just to give you an example of organisation size.
However, if skale goes beyond of being-an-API point, then companies like airlines or banks could be those looking at projects like skale.me.
The only thing that makes me wonder is that skale.me is mostly pointing to a SaaS in cloud. Not sure how to interpret this...
For those more into ML, they are proposing some interesting syntaxes in pure JS. Far from beat other existing ones IMO, but you can always combine them (eg. Spark/python is already a well established project).
I think it is worth trying...
@evaristoc Thanks. In that case someone should probably update the Git Repo for https://github.com/FreeCodeCamp/open-api . It says, "Getting an API key
All requests must have a API-key in the request. In this stage there is no online resource to generate an API-key. If you want an API key for your app, please ask for it on the FreeCodeCamp/DataScience Gitter. The API-key is specified in the query string as key=<value>." New to open source so not sure how to tell anyone. Thoughts?
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@smithbrandon Excellent Point!
Just open an issue at:
and suggest for that sentence to be updated.
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