Given how many of the new big-data frameworks (Spark, Kafka, Flink, etc.)
Mark Lewis

Thanks for the tip, Mark. Python and R have the highest profile “Intro to Programming” course offerings, so I chose to focus on those for this article. “Big Data” content will for sure be covered in the upcoming articles.

Would you advocate for learning Python and/or R first and then picking up Scala? Or learning Scala first? Does it matter?

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