Interesting Stuff - Week 15
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 I do not have that much material, but there are still some interesting "stuff".
- Our Concurrent Past; Our Distributed Future. In the roundup for week 11, I had a link to a summary of Joe Duffy's keynote at QCon in London. This is the actual presentation, video and slides.
- The CLR Thread Pool 'Thread Injection' Algorithm. Ah, deep, "down in the plumbing" of .NET stuff. Matt Warren discusses the Hill Climbing algorithm, and how it is used to control the rate at which threads are added to the CLR thread pool. Oh and if you are interested in the plumbing of .NET/CLT Matt's blog is a treasure trove, full of information.
- Azure Service Fabric SDK Becomes Open Source. An InfoQ article about, how, Microsoft open sourcing parts of its Service Fabric SDK.
- Azure Functions now has direct integration with Application Insights. A blog-post from the Microsoft App Service Team how Azure Functions now support integration with Azure Application Insights. This is cool on so very many levels, and you guys should really check it out!
- Continuous Queries on Dynamic Tables: Analyzing Data Streams with SQL. It seems that each weeks "roundup", has something about Apache Flink, and it's dynamic tables and SQL support. This is yet another blog-post about it. It is really cool "stuff"!
- Saving input and output with sp_execute_external_script. Tomaz is, as myself, playing around with SQL Server R Services, and in this blog-post he tries to figure out how to store and save the R code being executed with
sp_execute_external_script. It is not as straightforward as it may seem!
- Microsoft SQL Server R Services - Internals III. I finally managed to finish the third part of the Microsoft SQL Server R Services - Internals "saga". This "episode" looks at how the launchpad service creates various processes.
- New features in the checkpoint package, version 0.4.0. Revolution Analytics blogs about the new version of their checkpoint package. The package is designed to make it easy to write reproducible R code by allowing you to go backward (or forward) in time to retrieve the exact versions of the packages you need.
- The Team Data Science Process. Buck Woody writes about the Microsoft Team Data Science Process.
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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