Daily Wrap Up – January 24, 2023 (#015)

Below, check out the things I read today. You’ll find some good tech deep dives, strategic pieces, and helpful info for those leading teams.

[blog] Canary deployments using Kubernetes Gateway API, Flagger and Google Cloud Deploy. Doing these sorts of activities—setting up machinery to shift traffic during deployments—isn’t easy, by any means. But it’s gotten easier, and might be a good skill to have within your team.

[article] 7 Ways Managers Can Help Their Team Focus. We’re probably more distracted than ever, and this HBR article helps identify tactics for giving your team more space to get thoughtful work done.

[blog] Google Research, 2022 & Beyond: Language, Vision and Generative Models. If you read one link today, make it this one. Outstanding post that educates and inspires.

[article] The mark of a healthy engineering culture. You should work towards a great culture, full stop. That said, I don’t believe that good cultures by definition build great products. I’ve seen counter examples.

[blog] A new Google Cloud region is coming to Kuwait. We’re continuing our Middle East expansion. AWS just announced another region in Australia. The cloud footprint keeps growing.

[article] Platform Engineering 101: What You Need to Know About This Hot New Trend. It’s your daily post from me on platform engineering! Each day I see something new. This is a good roundup.

[blog] Building an automated serverless deployment pipeline with Cloud Build. Automating your deployments could be one of the most important things you do in 2023.

[article] Can AI replace cloud architects? Yes, in parts. Every job in tech will be impacted by AI and automation, just as we’ve seen in a variety of other sectors. No one is immune. But, the key will be using this tech to become BETTER at our jobs.

[blog] Overheard at QCon 2022: Navigate complex environment and evolving relationships. Good writeup about a talk my colleague Jennifer gave at a recent QCon event.

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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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