Sparkour

Tutorial #0: Sparkour Conventions

by Brian Uri!, 2016-02-24

Synopsis

This tutorial describes the formatting conventions used in the Sparkour recipes. There is no hands-on work involved.

Tutorial Goals

  • You will understand how recipe instructions and code samples are presented.

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Instructions

Sparkour recipes employ a few formatting conventions to make instructions clearer:

  • Page Name denotes the title of a page, or a tabbed pane within a page. This is also used to highlight important terminology.
  • Menu Item denotes an option in a menu that needs to be selected.
  • Button denotes an important button you need to press in a user interface (UI).
  • Field Name denotes the name of a form field in a UI or an XML element name.
  • Field Value denotes the value that you would enter into a form field or an XML element. Example values in a recipe generally include a sparkour- prefix. Feel free to customize this with a token relevant to your own work.
  • code word denotes technical coding concepts, such as the names of classes and variables, or the name of a Linux command line utility.

Code Samples

Commands to be typed at the Linux command line are bash-compatible and displayed in a syntax-highlighted box. The command prompt is not shown:

Code samples employ the Java, Python, R, or Scala programming languages. If the example has been translated into multiple languages, a separate box appears for each employed language. These boxes show code in Python by default, but you can change the language and use the 💾 icon to save your preferred language.

Code intended for the Spark interactive shells includes the shell prompt at the beginning of each line:

There is no interactive shell in Java.

Conclusion

You should now understand how the material in the remaining tutorials and recipes is presented. In the next tutorial, Tutorial #1: Apache Spark in a Nutshell, we learn more about Apache Spark.

Change Log

  • 2016-03-13: Added instructions for saving a preferred programming language (SPARKOUR-1).

Spot any inconsistencies or errors? See things that could be explained better or code that could be written more idiomatically? If so, please help me improve Sparkour by opening a ticket on the Issues page. You can also discuss this recipe with others in the Sparkour community on the Discussion page.

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