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.
- Functional Programming Languages and the Pursuit of Laziness with Dr. Simon Peyton Jones. A transcript of a pod-cast with Simon Peyton Jones, where the discussion is around functional programming and laziness :). Both the pod-cast as well as the transcript was very interesting (and entertaining).
- How To Size Your Apache Flink® Cluster: A Back-of-the-Envelope Calculation. Sizing an Apache Flink cluster can be a bit daunting. This post outlines a series of questions to ask to arrive at some numbers you can use as guidance.
- Apache Mesos, Apache Kafka and Kafka Streams for Highly Scalable Microservices. This blog post discusses how to build a highly scalable, mission-critical microservice infrastructure with Apache Kafka, its Streams API, and Apache Mesos respectively in their vendor-supported platforms from Confluent and Mesosphere. It’s a must read!!
- Mastering chess and shogi by self-play with a general reinforcement learning algorithm. AlphaZero is an AI program from DeepMind, which masters Go, shogi and chess. In this blog-post Adrian from the morning paper dissects a white-paper about AlphaZero.
- Services and tools for building intelligent R applications in the cloud. A blog-post from Revolution Analytics about application areas and associated applications and Azure services that can be used to deploy high performance R enterprise applications
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.