Interesting Stuff - Week 39, 2020

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.

Distributed Computing

  • Modern Banking in 1500 Microservices. This is an InfoQ presentation where the presenters explain how Monzo builds, operates, observes and maintains the banking infrastructure. They talk about how they compose microservices to add new functionality, deployment and incident tooling, monitoring practices and how they share knowledge effectively. Very interesting!
  • Pat Helland on Software Architecture and Urban Planning. The link here is to a podcast by the legendary Pat Helland where he talks about the relationship between software architecture and urban planning. Pat explores planning for future growth, regulations/standards, and communication practices that cities - and software architecture - had to evolve to use. He uses these comparisons to distil lessons that architects can use in building distributed systems. If you are only going to listen to one podcast today, this week, month, etc., listen to this one!

Azure Data Studio

  • The September 2020 release of Azure Data Studio is now available. As the title of the post says: a new version of Azure Data Studio is out. It has quite a few new features and enhancements, new notebook functionality, support for Kusto Query Language, (KQL), and other stuff. After I have published this post I will download this version and take it through its paces.

SQL Server

Streaming

~ 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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