Finish Slime #44

Joins, data engineering in 2024, and data privacy

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Great Recent Stuff

Let's talk about joins. It's a long article with many examples about joins, all types you can imagine.

Incremental Processing using Netflix Maestro and Apache Iceberg - incremental processing is a challenging pattern; here’s how Netflix does it.

Data Engineering in 2024. What I'm Seeing. - Upskilling, CoPilots as gateways into AI, FinOps, and more.

Evolution of Global Data Privacy Laws: What to Expect & Why You Should Care - data privacy laws have a tendency to mess with data stack, so it is best to keep an eye on them.

2023 year in review - This is Martin Kleppman’s review of the year, but as a fan of him, I gotta put it out here. Kleppmann has written the single best book on data engineering, period. So take a look at what he’s up to and what he’s researching.

History of SQL - Simon Späti is writing a book on data engineering online. He just published his draft chapter on the history of SQL, detailing all the different modeling methods. 

Python Packaging, One Year Later: A Look Back at 2023 in Python Packaging - upping your Python game is the best career investment for the average data engineer, and learning how to use packages is a big part of that! This great article helps you make sense of the packaging ecosystem in Python.

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