Interesting Stuff - Week 4
Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, etc., that has to do with things that interest me
- data science
- data in general
- distributed computing
- SQL Server
- transactions (both db as well as non db)
- and other "stuff"
This is the "roundup" of the posts that has been most interesting to me, this week.
This week it is mostly data science, so without further ado, let's get cracking:
- Upcoming R Conferences. A list of upcoming R conferences around the world. Among the conferences it lists the second ever satRday, this year held in Cape Town. I will be speaking there, and I do believe there still are tickets left. Check here for more.
- Microsoft Training Options on AI, Machine Learning & Data Science. This post lists a lot of various training options within data science, mostly based on Microsoft technologies
- New Year & New Updates to the Windows Data Science Virtual Machine. Microsoft has updated its Azure based Data Science Virtual Machine, with some really, really interesting new stuff!
- Building a machine learning model with the MicrosoftML package. A post about MicrosoftML, the new high performant R package included in Microsoft R Server 9.
- Scaling Counting Infrastructure @Quora. An InfoQ presentation about Quanta, which is Quora's counting system powering their high-volume near-real-time analytics.
- Making Sense of Stream Processing. A download link for an eBook covering how stream processing can make your data processing systems more flexible and less complex. I include it here as the book discusses Kafka (which I think is awesome, Kafka I mean).
- Introducing SQL Server on Linux. A YouTube video about SQL Server on Linux, including how you can: download and install SQL Server on a Linux Virtual Machine; run your SQL Server-based apps inside of Docker containers and improve the performance of your applications.
- SQL Server on Linux: Debugging ELF and PE Images (dbgbridge). A very, very interesting post how Microsoft implemented the ability to debug from WinDbg, both SQL Server on Windows as well as on Linux!
Shameless Self Promotion
So this is my shameless self promotion part. I have three blog-posts about error handling on SQL Server. Personally I think they are well worth reading :). In chronological order:
- SQL Server Error Handling Gotchas. How error handling in SQL Server can trip you up!
- Abort, Abort, We Are XACT_ABORT:ing, Or Are We?!. The dangers of using XACT_ABORT in SQL Server OLTP databases.
- Doomed, We are All Doomed I Say!. A blog-post about doomed transactions in SQL Server and XACT_STATE().
That's all for this week. I hope you enjoy what I did put together. If you have ideas for what to cover, please comment on this post or ping me.
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