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Philip Orlando

04/02/2023, 5:32 PM
Hello everyone, I'm primarily an R developer who has taken an interest in dagster and data engineering. I have a basic understanding of Python and have been following the Dagster tutorials, but I've been getting hung up on establishing an efficient development workflow. Making the switch from using the RStudio IDE to VS Code has been more painful than I anticipated. Even basic things like viewing the contents of a data frame, or jumping inside of a function to test its internals line-by-line are throwing me for a loop. I'm investing more time into learning about VS Code's Python debugger, but I wanted to poll this community to see if there are any other best practices that I should be aware of when developing pipelines with dagster. If there are any other R developers here who made the same transition, then I'd love to connect and learn more about your journey. Thank you in advance!
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Daniel Kim

04/02/2023, 7:15 PM
Not sure if these series of blogs might help you in your transition. https://dagster.io/blog/python-packages-primer-1 https://calmcode.io/setup/introduction.html
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Philip Orlando

04/02/2023, 10:06 PM
Thanks for sharing these. They have been really helpful so far. I'm hoping that they'll add a new section that provides an overview of development/debugging best practices soon!
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