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.


  • Schemas, Contracts, and Compatibility. This blog post looks at how Kafka together with its schema registry can be used in a microservices environment, potentially as a replacement for REST. Very interesting!
  • Kafka Summit London 2019 Session Videos. In last weeks roundup I mentioned that I had attended the Kafka Summit in London. The organizers have now made all session videos and slides available. So go to the post I link to and look at the sessions that interest you!

SQL Server 2019

  • Java & SQL Server 2019 Extensibility Framework: The Sequel. In SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.5, Microsoft made some changes to requirements for writing Java code to be used by SQL Server. In this post, I look at what those changes are, and what our Java code should look like going forward.
  • SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 3.0 is now available. The title says it all. Microsoft just released SQL Server 2019 CTP 3.0. Go and get it while it is hot! Oh, above I mentioned about changes in CTP 2.5 impacting how we write Java code for SQL Server. The 3.0 release has some additional changes, so expect a follow-up blog post about that.

Next Weeks Roundup

I am away the whole of next week, and not back until Tuesday, June 4. Due to this, the roundup for next week may be delayed for 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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