Daily Wrap Up – January 12, 2023 (#008)

Today we’ve got some fun links, many focused on pragmatic advice. It includes setting up an edge architecture, building reliable systems, and improving documentation for your devs.

[blog] Enterprise Restaurant Compute. The crew at Chick-fil-A have been running Kubernetes in their restaurants for years. This post goes deep into their architecture, how they update clusters, what ops looks like, and more.

[blog] Tips to get the most out of Google Cloud Documentation. Modern tech documentation shouldn’t be static. It should be embedded in useful places, offer interactivity, and provide ways to improve it. Good post on various useful things that you can do with Google Cloud’s docs.

[blog] How Good Documentation Can Improve Productivity. More on docs! Doing this well is hard, but has a massive payoff in productivity and quality.

[blog] Everything you need to know about architecting reliable infrastructure for Google Cloud workloads. We shipped some new guidance for reliability engineering, and this post highlights it.

[blog] Object Oriented Programming in JavaScript. There’s a reason JavaScript is so popular; it can do almost anything. Here’s a good look at doing proper OO with the language.

[blog] How & why three fintechs run their platforms across multiple clouds. Multicloud is harder than folks think, but using good management or control planes that span clouds simplifies a few key aspects.

[blog] 13 Body Language Tips for Young Professionals to Be Influential. Not having the impact on others that you’d like? It might be related to how you present yourself. Good read.

[blog] Why, and When, to Say ‘No’ as a CISO. This advice could apply to most any tech leader, especially the avoidance of “outsourced thinking.”

[blog] Google BigQuery: Why & How we power our Data Platform with it. The team at Wingify writes about their experiences with BigQuery and how they extended it for their needs.


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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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