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 is the “roundup” of the posts that has been most interesting to me over the Christmas and New Year period.



  • DevOps for the Database. An InfoQ presentation trying to find the answer to why it is difficult to apply principles of DevOps to databases.

Distributed Computing

  • Two-phase commit and beyond. An excellent post by Murat discussing the two-phase commit protocol. It is an excellent read, and if you have any interest in distributed computing, you should read the post.

Data Science


  • How to Test ASP.NET Core Web API. This is an InfoQ article investigating testing ASP.NET Core 2.0 Web API solutions. The article looks at internal testing with Unit Testing and externally testing with a new testing framework in ASP.NET Core called Integration Testing.
  • A Quick Tour of the .NET CLI. Another InfoQ article, this time it covers how several .Net OSS tools take advantage of the dotnet cli and how we can use the new cli tooling in our daily development.


What Did Niels Do During the Holidays

I was a, (somewhat), busy bee during the holidays and managed to publish three blog posts:

Right now I am working on two more posts related to the SQL Server 2019 Extensibility Framework. I hope to publish at least one this coming week.

~ 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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