Daily Wrap Up – January 23, 2023 (#014)

I read a wide range of things today that covered specific technologies, IT strategy, and some useful pieces on teams. Dig in!

[blog] Three Product Teams. I always enjoy’s John’s takes on product management, and this post explores three different product team models and the pros/cons of each.

[article] Rational exuberance drives IT spending. If history is any guide, cloud spending accelerates when businesses face uncertainty. Flexibility matters.

[blog] Tech vs. Enterprise in a Recessionary Environment. Building on the “flexibility” point, Rachel at Redmonk points out that many of the promises and levers of cloud aren’t always easy to act upon without the right skills in place.

[article] State of DevOps Report Finds Platform Teams Lacking Product Management Support. There are multiple “state of devops” reports (Google produces the longest-running one) and this one always offers helpful insights, too. Read this summary to get perspective on platform engineering.

[article] Platform Engineering Won’t Kill the DevOps Star. You’ll keep hearing a lot about “platform engineering” in 2023, and this story has a good roundup of practical opinions.

[article] Superclass: 14 of the world’s best living programmers. Most of us won’t become the BEST EVER at our field, and that’s fine. But it’s cool to observe who’s at the top of their game and what we can learn from them.

[blog] Learn Flutter In 15 Days – Day One. Flutter is an exciting frontend framework that’s become extremely popular for mobile dev. This looks like a good way to learn it.

[blog] Answering the Top-25 most asked Google Cloud questions of 2022. What did people search for related to Google Cloud? Here’s the top Google queries.

[article] Kroger Sees Success With Purpose-Built Applications. I’m excited to see how all sorts of industries embrace smarter technologies for better customer experiences.

[docs] Time-constrained role binding for Kubernetes with GitOps. This is a new guide that shows how platform operators can use automation to offer temporary permissions to clusters.

[article] Don’t Let an Indifferent Boss Hold You Back. I’ve been fortunate to have some great managers in my career, but we all learn at some point that our boss doesn’t dictate our career, and we need to take ownership of our own future.


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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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