Last week Dell Zhang kindly invited me to give a guest lecture to Birkbeck and UCL students on his Cloud Computing course. It was fun to show them some of the tools that make Hadoop development easier and more maintainable, and also some of the problems for which Hadoop is not a magic bullet.
I took the chance to evangelise about some of my favourite tools and frameworks, and to spend a bit of time getting to know some new ones. I specially enjoyed taking a look at Scalding, Spark and GraphChi.
Here are the slides: