Check out some informative articles I read today, ranging from guidance on releasing software, to setting up resilient cloud infrastructure.
[article] Red Hat Brings Ansible Automation to Google Cloud. Each cloud offers built-in automation tools, but plenty of folks like bringing one stack to all their clouds.
[blog] Scalability testing on Google Kubernetes Engine: Know before you go. Do you skip or rush through scalability tests, just assuming things will work out? That MAY work, but it seems wiser to know the boundaries of your system. Good post on setting up a scale test.
[blog] The Hardest Part of Writing Tests is Getting Started. You’ll never automate your software delivery process if you don’t have tests in your code. Without tests, you don’t have trust, and without trust, you won’t push to production without human intervention.
[blog] Adding Zonal Resiliency to Etsy’s Kafka Cluster: Part 1. The engineering team at Etsy wrote a very good post about their efforts to scale their event bus (Kafka) to multiple cloud zones. They did a good job balancing cost concerns with human factors.
[article] How Platform Engineering Can Improve DevOps Collaboration. Long piece, but good take on platform engineering and why it matters to those trying to “scale” DevOps.
[blog] Release Management: Is Your Product Ready for Success? What’s on your todo list before previewing your app, and then releasing it widely? This post has some items to consider.
[article] Devs Most Likely to Learn Go and Rust in 2023, Survey Says. It’s good to see where developer interest rests. A few languages are mature and have their stable fans, and others continue to attract onlookers.
[blog] TBM 8/52: The Problem With “Internal Customers.” Do you refer to users of your software within the company as “internal customers”? I’m guilty of this. In this article, John proposes that you think of these people as partners instead.
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