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.
Data Science / Machine Learning
- Open Sourcing Manifold, a Visual Debugging Tool for Machine Learning. An interesting blog post, discussing Uber’s visual debugging tool for machine learning. A couple of guys at Derivco has started looking at it and is quite impressed.
- Data Literacy. In this blog post, Buck Woody, (“Mr Data Science” at Microsoft), announces a series of posts covering Data Literacy. If you are into data, read the posts - it is well worth it!
- Create a Reproducible Dev Environment with VS Code. This blog post covers how you can create dev environments quickly using VS Code and Docker. Seeing how I struggle with setting up dev environments, this post comes in really handy!
- Streaming messages from RabbitMQ into Kafka with Kafka Connect. This is an interesting post by Robin Moffat, where he looks at getting messages from RabbitMQ in Kafka. Seeing that we, (Derivco), are starting our Kafka journey and we have quite a lot of Rabbit instances this post comes in very handy!
- Exploring ksqlDB window start time. This is another interesting post by Robin. In this post, he covers how time windows behave in ksqlDB.
Microsoft Ignite The Tour | Johannesburg
Microsoft’s Ignite conference took place in November last year, and now, (as they did last year), Microsoft takes Ignite on the road: Microsoft Ignite The Tour.
The tour comes to Johannesburg January 30 - 31, and I am lucky enough to present at the event. I am doing three presentations, and also some community “booth duty”:
- A Lap Around SQL Server Big Data Cluster
- Simplify and Scale Your Data Pipelines with Azure Delta Lake
- Improve Customer Lifetime Value using Azure Databricks & Delta Lake
The conference is free of charge, so register now and come and say Hi!
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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