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.


  • Async Streams in C# 8. An InfoQ article about, as the title says, C# support for async streams. This, proposed, new functionality in C# is to combine the async/awaiting feature with a yielding operator. Very interesting!

Distributed Computing

  • Microservices in a Post-Kubernetes Era. Another article from InfoQ. This article questions some of the original microservices ideas and acknowledges the fact that they are not standing as strong in the post-Kubernetes era as they were before. Well worth a read!


  • Introduction to Azure Durable Functions. This post, from one of the .NET engineering teams is about Azure Durable Functions. Azure Durable functions is a new programming model based on Microsoft serverless’ platform Azure Functions. It allows you to write a workflow as code and have the execution run with the scalability and the reliability of serverless with high throughput.

Data Science


SQL Saturday

This weekend I did two talks at SQL Saturday in Cape Town:

I also did a full day workshop on the Friday (September 7) before the event: A Drill Down Into SQL Server Machine Learning Services with Niels Berglund. I had 16 people attending, and I believe it went quite well!

Now there is only one SQL Saturday left, in Durban:

Even if you are not interested in the topics I present, please register and come and listen to a lot of interesting talks by some of the industry’s brightest people.

In Durban I also do a full day workshop on the Friday, (September 14), before the event: A Day of SQL Server Machine Learning Services with Niels Berglund.

~ 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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