“Radar” is our monthly digest which features links that our engineering team found interesting.

Bing.com runs on .NET Core 2.1!

Link: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2018/08/20/bing-com-runs-on-net-core-2-1/
Shared by: Ashwini Gupta

The team started the effort with .NET Standard 1.x, but the reduced API surface caused non-trivial complications for our code migrations. With the 20,000+ APIs that returned with .NET Standard 2.0, all that changed, and we were able to quickly shift gears from code modifications to testing. After squashing a few bugs, we were ready to deploy .NET Core to production.

One SQL Cheat Code For Blazing Fast JSON Queries

Link: https://hackernoon.com/one-sql-cheat-code-for-blazing-fast-json-queries-d0cb6160d380
Shared by: Ketan Jawahire

How non-persisted computed column indexes make your JSON queries high performance

Beyond Interactive: Notebook Innovation at Netflix - Netflix TechBlog

Link: https://medium.com/netflix-techblog/notebook-innovation-591ee3221233
Shared by: Akshay Surve

Notebooks have rapidly grown in popularity among data scientists to become the de facto standard for quick prototyping and exploratory analysis. Netflix is pushing the boundaries even further, reimagining what a notebook can be, who can use it, and what one can do with it.

Columnstore indexes - Data loading guidance

Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/indexes/columnstore-indexes-data-loading-guidance?view=sql-server-2017
Shared by: Aditya A V S

Options and recommendations for loading data into a columnstore index by using the standard SQL bulk loading and trickle insert methods. Loading data into a columnstore index is an essential part of any data warehousing process because it moves data into the index in preparation for analytics.

Transform sketches into HTML using AI

Link: https://sketch2code.azurewebsites.net/
Shared by: Abhishek Sharma

Take a handwritten UI design and transform it into a valid HTML code