Daily Wrap Up – February 7, 2023 (#025)

I came across a lot of “good practices” today (is anything a *best* practice?) and advice for tech leaders.

[article] Where the tech jobs are. If you’re not a tech vendor, you might not be experiencing the angst that many of us are regarding job cuts. Lots of businesses are hiring right now. This article looks at where those jobs are at.

[site] Google Cloud quickstarts and tutorials. We’ve got a good UI for browsing the various tutorials in Google Cloud, but we just added some I really like. There are over a thousand interactive tutorials integrated into our Cloud Console—with activities ranging from deploying a tabular ML model to activating a billing account—and you can now find them all and click through.

[article] Data is a stumbling block for most multicloud deployments. The most important team at your company when it comes to doing multicloud well? Probably architecture. Then Ops. This post looks at where the data story goes sideways.

[blog] How to use advance feature engineering to preprocess data in BigQuery ML. I haven’t done enough of this myself yet, but I can imagine that doing this level of data processing inside the database is faster than outside.

[blog] Update to the .NET language strategy. I felt like I really learned programming with JavaScript, but .NET was my first everyday framework when I started my career. Good to see it continue to be of strategic importance to Microsoft.

[youtube-video] Pub/Sub Best Practices: Publishing. I’m always going to be a messaging geek, regardless of what other tech I play with. I like Chloe’s video about Pub/Sub.

[article] Platform Engineering Is Not about Building Fancy UIs. Feeling FOMO because your team doesn’t yet have a fancy developer portal? Relax. Maybe you don’t need one.

[blog] Understanding Cloud SQL connectors. The world is a better and safer place because no one pays me to write production code any longer. Rejoice. But if I did, I’d use things like a Cloud SQL connector to handle all the security stuff I’m terrible at.


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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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