Interesting Stuff - Week 46


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.

SQL Server

.NET

  • Introducing Nullable Reference Types in C#. Huh, “nullable reference types” in C#? I thought reference types were nullable by default? Well this post talks about a future version of C# where reference types would not be nullable by default, but how you can express your intent of a nullable reference type with new syntax. Looks interesting!
  • Introducing Tensor for multi-dimensional Machine Learning and AI data. I have categorized this post as .NET, but it could as easily be Data Science. Anyway, this is about a new .NET data type - Tensor - whose purpose is to make it easy for Machine Learning library vendors like CNTK, Tensorflow, Caffe, Scikit-Learn to port their libraries over to .NET with minimal dependencies in place.

SQL Server R Services

It looks like I finally will get the Binary eXchange Language post published (this will probably jinx it). I have most of the post done, and with some luck it should be out there sometime before next weekend.

~ Finally

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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