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.
Azure Data Studio
- The August 2020 release of Azure Data Studio is now available. As the title says, a new version of Azure Data Studio. There are quite a few Jupyter Notebooks enhancements in this release. Now I am waiting for the ability to execute individual lines of code in a Notebook cell.
- Telltale: Netflix Application Monitoring Simplified. This post about monitoring at Netflix came at a really good time for me, as at Derivco we are looking at improving our monitoring. So the post gives me food for thought.
- Patterns of Distributed Systems. This article came to my attention thanks to a colleague of mine - thanks, Scott! It discusses patterns for distributed systems, and how we can build up an understanding of how to better understand, communicate and teach distributed system design.
- The Curious Incident of the State Store in Recovery in ksqlDB. This is a great article looking at the inner workings of ksqlDB. It is a must-read for anyone working with ksqlDB, (IMHO).
- Multi-Threaded Message Consumption with the Apache Kafka Consumer. Kafka consumers are not thread-safe, so you need to be very careful if you want to implement a multi-threaded consumer. The article linked to here drills down into the internals of Kafka consumers, and looks at how to create a multi-threaded consumer.
WIND (What Is Niels Doing)
We are still in lockdown, but from tomorrow the restrictions are eased somewhat:
- Intra-province travel is allowed.
- Bars and restaurants can sell alcohol.
- Alcohol and cigarettes can be sold.
Even though the restrictions are eased, I gather it will be a long time before we’ll be back in the office. Oh, well - it is what it is.
On Tuesday, (Aug 18), I co-host the 4th installment of Azure Sketches. In this session, we share our expertise and experience if you want to deliver remote working solutions to help inside a global pandemic. Fast, Remote, Agile Application and desktop solutions delivered through Azure. NGOs and Non-Profits are welcome.
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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