Daily Wrap Up – January 5, 2023 (#003)

Good mix of content today, ranging from an insightful video interview, to lessons learned from Southwest’s holiday meltdown. Enjoy!

[article] WebAssembly: 5 Predictions for 2023. For years, it’s felt like WASM has been poised for a breakout. Does it replace containers or VMs or whatever else we like to pit against each other? Probably not. But it’s going to matter in a bigger way soon.

Kelsey Hightower On Kubernetes & Cloud Computing | The Engineering Room Ep. 13. This is a discussion between two folks that I respect a lot. I’ve got Dave Farley’s “Continuous Delivery” book on my bookshelf, and I’ve got Kelsey in my Chat list at work.

[article] CircleCI warns customers to rotate ‘any and all secrets’ after hack. Yowza. These types of things will keep happening, which is why your ability to automatically (through automation) update infrastructure might be the most important investment you make in 2023. Check out this very good related piece as well.

[docs] Deploy GPU workloads in Autopilot. New GA functionality in Google Kubernetes Engine. Autopilot clusters are fully managed—we provision, scale, update, repair the cluster for you—and now you can request GPUs for your workload with a simple podspec annotation.

[blog] Every Company Needs a Developer Relations Team. Provocative argument. It’s a good argument, but in this economy, every role—especially one that can have fuzzy success metrics—requires good business justification.

[article] Southwest’s Crisis Is A Lesson For Innovators. Some good analysis from Forrester Research.

[blog] Southwest’s Christmas gift to enterprise tech vendors. Every breach, IT meltdown, or negative news story gets used by companies to sell their solution that fixes the world’s ills.

[article] How to Motivate a Top Performer — When You Can’t Promote Them. This is useful advice if you’re a manager who can’t pull off a promotion for a staff member right now, or an employee who is thinking of what to ask for if your promotion feels far off.

[blog] The Home Depot orchestrates self-service cloud solutions with Workflows. I like our fully managed stateful workflow engine, and more companies are using this sort of solution to orchestrate their processes.

[docs] Vertex AI Jupyter Notebook tutorials. I have a goal to get more hands on with ML tech in 2023, and found this list of available notebooks very handy. Looks like a good way to try out a couple dozen scenarios.


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Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former InfoQ.com editor plus former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management, Richard leads an organization of Google Cloud developer advocates, engineers, platform builders, and outbound product managers that help customers find success in their cloud journey. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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