Converting nginx access logs to tsv using bash

To my humble satisfaction, Gwasanaethau Cymru (Services Wales) was launched a mere week and a half ago. It is my first genuine effort to write a publically accessible web application that I intend to actively maintain so that I can grow my Java development skills. I have nginx web server sitting in front of my…

Using Vagrant to test Apache Spark applications

Apache Spark is fast becoming the established platform for developing big data applications both in batch processing and, more recently, processing real-time data with the use of Spark streaming. For me, Apache Spark really shines in that it allows you to write applications to run on a Yarn Hadoop cluster and there is little to…

R XML Package

I’ve spent a number of years programming in Java so, during my MSc in Bioinformatics, it took me a while to become acquainted with the nuances and the idioms of writing code in R. It has been discussed extensively elsewhere, little better than John Cook’s lecture R: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. While…

Personal project success

With a glut of free time of late, I have chosen to take some time to write some code as part of a personal project. Primarily, I wanted to really dive deeply into Spring framework beyond the basics of web application development. At the same time I didn’t want the effort to go to waste…