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Microsoft has just announced that Azure Functions 4.0 is now in public preview with .NET 6 runtime support.
Instead of using MERGE statement to implement a type 2 dimension in your BigQuery data warehouse, there is another way to adopt INSERT-ONLY methodology as you can do in a Data Vault setup.
For frontend developers, you can use Bootstrap 5's beautiful validation CSS for your jQuery unobtrusive client validations or in your ASP.NET MVC client validations.
Apache Arrow is an in-memory columnar data format that can be used in Spark to efficiently transfer data between JVM and Python processes. This currently is most beneficial to Python users that work with Pandas/NumPy data.
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