Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, and so forth that has to do with things that interest me:
- AI/data science
- data in general
- data architecture
- 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.
- Introducing Configurable Retry Logic in Microsoft.Data.SqlClient v3.0.0-Preview1. This is so cool! One of the harder things to get right when writing applications accessing databases is retries. The post I link to here discusses the new retry feature in the .NET SqlClient library. Very awesome!
- OpenTelemetry .NET reaches v1.0. As the title of the post implies, this blog-post discusses version 1 of OpenTelemetry .NET. It is cool to see that .NET supports OpenTelemetry!
- Financial Times Data Platform: From zero to hero. This blog post “drills” down into how Financial Times created and evolved their data platform.
- Introducing dbt, the ETL & ELT Disrupter. Admittedly, this post’s title is somewhat click-bait:y, but the post is interesting nevertheless. It looks at dbt, (Data Build Tool), which is a command-line data pipeline tool that allows collecting and transforming data for analytics really fast, and really easy!
- Building a Real-Time Customer 360 on Kafka, MongoDB and Rockset. The post here looks at how one can build a holistic view of a customer, (Customer 360 Profile), and have the view being real-time. Very interesting!
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.