Daily Wrap Up – January 10, 2023 (#006)

Below, you’ll find some items related to personal development, and a few things related to a proactive approach to your tech org and portfolio.

[blog] Scaling Your Software Startup On the Cloud. This is a good 3-part series that includes lessons learned planning, using, and scaling cloud services to support a new business. Check out part 2 and part 3 as well.

[article] Don’t Underestimate Your Influence at Work. Good perspective, especially if you’re planning on taking steps to increase your influence. Maybe you don’t have to?

[blog] New year, new skills – How to reach your cloud career destination. You don’t have to wait for the new year to start to begin a learning journey, but many of us treat the calendar-flip as a reset. This post has good guidance for those looking to uplevel their cloud skills.

[article] Five Strategies to Control Cloud Costs. Nothing Earth-shattering here, but still some good reminders for how to build an org that uses cloud well.

[blog] BigQuery Optimizations (Part 1). Speaking of saving money, here’s a look at how to optimize everyone’s favorite cloud-based data warehouse.

[blog] Faster PostgreSQL To BigQuery Transfers. More BigQuery links? Sure, why not. This is a terrific set of tests to get data into BigQuery faster.

[article] SBOM Quality and Availability Varies Greatly Across Projects. It’s still early days for the software-bill-of-materials space, so be careful about making any massive bets on particular technologies.

[blog] Build Your Castles In The Sky. Do you like cloud-based dev environments? Are they toys to you, or would you legit use one to write software? I still default to my local machine, but I’m trying to use a more cloud-based setup.

[blog] Build an end to end JSON logging system for clients apps. I suspect that companies with big engineering teams won’t be building as MUCH from scratch given the current economic landscape, but the Pinterest Engineering team is showing off good integrations of existing tech here in this post.

[blog] Where does DevRel fit on an org chart? Should you put your developer relations team in Engineering? Marketing? Sales? Ted proposes that DevRel should be a top-level org of its own.

[blog] Testing Spring Boot Applications with YugabyteDB Using Testcontainers. Good example of using a modern approach to test your application.

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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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