Chapter 13. Web APIs with Play

In the first 12 chapters of this book, we introduced basic tools and libraries for anyone wanting to build data science applications: we learned how to interact with SQL and MongoDB databases, how to build fast batch processing applications using Spark, how to apply state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms using MLlib, and how to build modular concurrent applications in Akka.

In the last chapters of this book, we will branch out to look at a web framework: Play. You might wonder why a web framework would feature in a data science book; surely such topics are best left to software engineers or web developers. Data scientists, however, rarely exist in a vacuum. They often need to communicate results or insights ...

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