Interesting Stuff - Week 2

Posted by nielsb on Sunday, January 15, 2017

Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, etc., that has to do with things that interest me:

  • data science
  • 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. Oh, and if you wonder if you have missed Interesting Stuff - Week #1. seeing that this post is named Interesting Stuff - Week #2, you haven’t. They are numbered by calendar week number, and I started the second week of January :).

Data Science

  • SQL Server R Services. The first in a series of articles why Microsoft why they built R in SQL Server, and how it woks under the covers. I really look forward to reading more about this.
  • What can we learn from StackOverflow data?. A post from Revolution Analytics blog, where they discuss what insights can be had from StackOverflow data. For you who don’t know, Revolution Analytics was acquired by Microsoft in 2015, and a lot of what Revolution Analytics dis are now part of Microsoft R Services, etc.
  • The Great A.I. Awakening. A post from New York Times about how Google used artificial intelligence to enhance Google Translate.
  • Why do Decision Trees Work?. This post is very informative about how and - more importantly - decision trees work.

Distributed Computing

SQL Server


That’s all for this week. I hope you enjoy what I put together. If you have ideas for what to cover, please comment on this post or ping me.

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