Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, and so forth, 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 blog-post is the “roundup” of the things that have been most interesting to me, for the week just ending.
- JSON in SQL Server – Use cases. I had a link to a post by Jovan in last week’s roundup, where he wrote about using JSON for de-normalised data models. In this post, Jovan discusses various use cases for JSON in SQL Server. Interesting!
- How It Works: SQL Server DTC (MSDTC and XA Transactions). An in-depth post about how MS DTC and the XA protocol works in SQL Server.
- Simplify REST API development for modern Single-page apps with SQL Server. More from “Mr JSON in SQL Server” (Jovan). In this post, he writes about how the use of JSON in SQL Server can simplify REST API development.
- Why and How Database Changes Should Be Included in the Deployment Pipeline. What the title says. An article from InfoQ about including database code in the build pipeline.
- .NET Core 2.1 Roadmap. This post lays out the roadmap for the upcoming .NET Core 2.1, and it focuses on CoreCLR, CoreFX and CLI improvements.
- C# - All About Span: Exploring a New .NET Mainstay. The above link led me to this article by Stephen Toub where he discusses a new value type in .NET:
System.Span<T>. The article is a must read.
- KSQL January release: Streaming SQL for Apache Kafka. This post announces the release of KSQL 0.4, aka the January 2018 release of KSQL, and it takes a look at what is new in this release.
- Randomness in Deep Learning Systems: Monte Carlo and Las Vegas Methods. A short and sweet comparison between Las Vegas and Monte Carlo methods by Jesus.
- R or Python? Python or R? The ongoing debate.. Some thoughts by Tomaz about R vs. Python for data scientists.
SQL Server R Services
- Microsoft SQL Server R Services - Internals XX. This post is the last post of the Internals posts in the Microsoft SQL Server R Services series. In the post, I cover how SQL Server, and the launchpad service, handle errors from the external engine.
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.