Reading List Feb 14 – 21, 2017

Let’s Try WCF Self-Hosted Services in a Container Microservices are a hot architecture concept right now, and we hear a lot of interest in the architecture concepts.  Many of the ideas and capabilities behind microservices are already possible with the WCF frameworks for client and server creation.
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/webdev/2017/02/20/lets-try-wcf-self-hosted-services-in-a-container/

A common execution path optimization Today I want to talk about one interesting optimization pattern that you may face in framework code or in high-performance libraries.
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/seteplia/2017/02/21/a-common-execution-path-optimization/

How to evaluate info you read on garbage collectors
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/maoni/2017/02/18/how-to-evaluate-info-you-read-on-garbage-collectors/

Readmission Prediction Through Patient Risk Stratification Using Amazon Machine Learning The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) was included as part of the Affordable Care Act to improve quality of care and lower healthcare spending.

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/readmission-prediction-through-patient-risk-stratification-using-amazon-machine-learning/

California Megaflood: Lessons from a Forgotten Catastrophe Geologic evidence shows that truly massive floods, caused by rainfall alone, have occurred in California every 100 to 200 years. Such floods are likely caused by atmospheric rivers: narrow bands of water vapor about a mile above the ocean that extend for thousands of kilometers.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/atmospheric-rivers-california-megaflood-lessons-from-forgotten-catastrophe/

How a supplement maker tried to silence a Harvard doctor he dietary supplements had ominous names, like Black Widow and Yellow Scorpion. They contained an illegal and potentially dangerous molecule, similar in structure to amphetamines.
https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/10/supplement-harvard-pieter-cohen/

How Space Weather Can Influence Elections on Earth There’s a reason so many cultures worship the Sun. Our host star nourishes practically every living system on Earth, directly or indirectly, and gravitationally tethers our planet into its relatively stable orbit.
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/space-weather-cosmic-rays-voting-aaas

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