Daily Wrap Up – January 25, 2023 (#016)

Take a look at some thought-provoking content, and some useful material as you plot your 2023 tech investment strategy.

[article] Does It Feel Like Your Department Has Been Sidelined? Likely at one point in all of our careers, we felt like we didn’t have a seat at the table. Good advice here.

[blog] The Player/Coach Fallacy. Can you be both an individual contributor and leader? Ted thinks it’s a flawed model because you tend to gravitate to one or the other. It’s a model I’ve employed for a while, and I think I pull it off. But this does give me pause.

[blog] Use Pub/Sub emulator in minikube. Google Cloud’s Pub/Sub service is one of my favorites. It’s a terrific messaging service. We also ship a local emulator that you can run anywhere, including in minikube.

[blog] Deciphering Clinical Abbreviations with Privacy Protecting ML. It’s one thing to decipher a physician’s handwriting with AI/ML, but what about all the abbreviations they use? This post from the Google AI team looks at some new work in this area.

[article] Design Pattern Proposal for Autoscaling Stateful Systems. Deep look at consensus and scaling in stateful distributed systems, with a focus on Raft.

[blog] Apply policy bundles and monitor policy compliance at scale for Kubernetes clusters. Every survey I see about Kubernetes tends to show that folks are embracing “many, small clusters” instead of “few, large clusters.” That’s good, but brings new problems. This post shows one way to keep a distributed fleet in compliance.

[blog] Manage Kubernetes configuration at scale using the new GitOps observability dashboard. Related to previous entry, this post showcases a new dashboard for GKE customers that want an at-a-glance view of the consistency of their Kubernetes clusters.

[blog] Sigstore’s cosign and policy-controller with GKE and KMS. Do you trust your sources? I think we’ll see more and more people pay attention to signing their artifacts, and ensuring only signed artifacts run in production.

[blog] Getting Started With Java Development in 2023 — An Opinionated Guide. Java is everywhere, and will continue to be a top choice for new and existing devs. Here’s a good look at the broader ecosystem and how you might get started with it.

[blog] L’Oreal enables a global developer workforce with secure cloud development environments. Is it just wacky digital startups who do bleeding-edge stuff like code in cloud-based dev environments? Nope. Giant, established retails do it too.


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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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