Interesting Stuff - Week 19, 2019

Posted by nielsb on Saturday, May 11, 2019

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.


  • .NET Core is the Future of .NET. .NET is Dead! Long Live .NET! Somewhat melodramatic, but anyway. So, in this blog post Microsoft announces what almost everyone already knew - that .NET Framework 4.8 is the last major version of .NET Framework. Going forward Microsoft’s efforts will be on .NET Core.
  • Introducing .NET 5. Hot on the heels of the blog post above, announcing the death of .NET Framework, comes this post, laying out the future of .NET Core, .NET 5.
  • Introducing diagnostics improvements in .NET Core 3.0. Yet another .NET Core post. This post discusses a suite of tools that utilize new features in the .NET runtime that makes it easier to diagnose and solve performance problems.

Data Science / Machine Learning

  • Announcing ML.NET 1.0. I have during the last months now and then posted in these “roundups” about new releases of ML.NET. Microsoft has now released version 1.0 with a lot of interesting new features, and that is what this post is about.
  • Productionizing H2O Models with Apache Spark. This is an InfoQ presentation demonstrating the creation of pipelines integrating H2O machine learning models and their deployments using Scala or Python.


~ 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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