Interesting Stuff - Week 33
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, for the week just gone by.
- Announcing .NET Core 2.0. Well, not much to add - .NET Core 2.0 final has been released!
- Disassembling .NET Code with BenchmarkDotNet. Adam has enhanced BenchmarkDotNet to also disassemble the .NET code that is benchmarked.
- The DMV Diaries: sys.dm_os_threads. So while Ewald is on a threads and tasks journey, he also peeks into the diaries of DMV's. This is the first, in hopefully many to come posts about the guts of DMV's. I have said it before, and I say it again; Ewald's blog is a MUST read if you are interested in the inner workings of SQL Server! What are you waiting for - go ahead and read it!!!
- Event Grid. This is so "freaking" awesome, so there are no words for it! A single service for managing routing of all events from any source to any destination. Designed for high availability, consistent performance, and dynamic scale! I so have to
play with itresearch this!
- On the design of distributed programming models. Is there a need for a programming model for distributed computing? Adrian dissects a white paper making the case for it.
It's been a while since I have had any coverage of Apache Kafka and / or Apache Flink. Fortunately that changes today!
- Flink Forward Berlin Preview: Apache Flink Internals Sessions. A preview of what is to come at the Flink Forward conference in Berlin September 11 - 13. All I can say is that I hope there will be video recordings available after the conference, as it looks awesome!
- Using Apache Kafka as a Scalable, Event-Driven Backbone for Service Architectures. A practical guide to building event driven systems using Apache Kafka as the message broker.
- Leveraging the Power of a Database ‘Unbundled’. "Hello my name is Niels, and I am a database guy!". That's me; but this, this is "absofreakinglutely" awesome! I am right now installing Docker so I can download Kafka containers onto my Windows machine and start playing with this!!!
- How to build an image recognizer in R using just a few images. The boys at Revolution Analytics talks about how to build your own image recognizer using the new Image Featurizer capabilities of Microsoft R Server. Go forth and read, this is cool!!!
- A Data Science Microsoft Project Template You Can Use in Your Solutions. Buck Woody blogs about a Microsoft Project template for Data Science built on top of the Microsoft Team Data Science Process.
- 20 years of the R Core Group. The Revolution Analytics guys points out that it was 20 year since the R Core Group was established. Happy Birthday!!!
SQL Server R Services
- Microsoft SQL Server R Services - Internals IX. I published "episode" nine of the SQL Server R Services Internals "saga". Here we look at what communication methods are being used between the various components in play when we execute
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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