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.
- How Does Distributed Consensus Work?. This is an excellent blog post discussing distributed computing and distributed consensus. I learned a lot for the post!
- Announcing the Service Fabric provider for Bosh. This is an announcement from Microsoft how Service Fabric can now me deployed an managed by Bosh. BOSH is a project that unifies release engineering, deployment, and lifecycle management of small and large-scale cloud software.
- Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 1 and Open Sourcing Windows Desktop Frameworks. A blog post from Microsoft, announcing a preview of .NET Core 3. In .NET Core 3 Microsoft includes Windows Forms, WPF and WinUI, and they open-source them! Who’d have thunk!
- Announcing ML.NET 0.8 – Machine Learning for .NET. Microsoft has just released version .8 of Machine Learning for .NET (ML.NET), and this blog post provides details about some of the new/improved functionality.
- 5 “baby” steps to develop a Flink application. A short an sweet introduction how to get up and running with Apache Flink.
- Kafka Streams and KSQL with Minimum Privileges. You should read this blog post if you are working with Kafka. It discusses security, and how to apply security with minimum privileges.
- Fun with SQL Server Query Store, Query Plan ‘StatisticsInfo’ XML nodes, and STATS_STREAM. A very cool blog post by Lonny where he has fun with SQL Server query related “stuff”.
- The November release of Azure Data Studio is now available. The title says it all. The blog post discusses new/improved functionality in the November release of Azure Data Studio. I have found myself quite like ADS, and are doing most of my “stuff” in ADS instead of in SSMS; they said you can’t learn old dogs new tricks - hah!
SQL Server 2019
- Learning Areas for SQL Server Big Data Clusters. A teaser from Buck Woody, where he talks about upcoming training and workshops related to SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters. He also lists some resources to start to get to understand all the new technologies in SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters.
- SQL Server 2019 Extensibility Framework & Java - Passing Data. I continue my journey with SQL Server 2019 Java extensions. In this post, I look at how we pass data back and forth between SQL Server and Java.
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.