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.


  • System.IO.Pipelines: High performance IO in .NET. A blog post which announces System.IO.Pipelines which is a new library that is designed to make it easier to do high performance IO in .NET. I wish it had been around when we wrote socket code, way back when.

Distributed Computing


Data Science

  • R 3.5.1 update now available. This post by David talks about the new version of R: 3.5.1.
  • Announcing ML.NET 0.3. At Build 2018 Microsoft released ML.NET 0.1, a cross-platform, open source machine learning framework for .NET developers, and I posted about it in the week 19 roundup. A month or two later they released ML.NET 0.2 which I covered in the roundup for week 23. It is now time for ML.NET 0.3 with quite a few new enhancements. What interests me is to see what “cool” new features application developers dreams up with this.
  • R for AI developers. So, David is at it again. This time he did a presentation at where he makes a case for R as a platform for developing models for intelligent applications. The presentation is a must-see!

~ 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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