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 generics were added to .NET. A very, very interesting post by Matthew about the “history” of generics in .NET. I have said it before, and I say it again - if you are interested in the “plumbing” of .NET, Matthew’s blog is a must-read!


  • AxonDB, a New Implementation of an Event Store. An article from InfoQ presenting AxonDB, which is a new data storage purpose-built for event sourcing with support for transactions and pushed-based event publishing. AxonDB is something I want to look closer into, and also see how it plays with Kafka.


  • Data Decisions with Real-time Stream Processing. A presentation from InfoQ and its QCon conference. The presentation is about how Facebook is using stream processing at scale to deliver insights with data stream processing, and it also covers difficulties they have encountered and the solutions they have created to date.

Data Science

SQL Server R Services

Good news, I have come quite a bit on the way with my post about sp_execute_external_script. I had hoped to be able to publish it today, but unfortunately, that seems out of the question. Expect it in a couple of days!

~ 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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