Daily Wrap Up – February 13, 2023 (#029)

Are your weekends jam packed with activities? Mine often are. On Saturday, I had the option of doing nothing, which never happens, and I took it. Glorious! Today I consumed some terrific content including guidance on specific technologies, tips on running platform teams, and finding your passion(s).

[blog] Platform Engineering Teams Done Right… Good stuff from Adrian whose experience at Netflix and AWS feeds a well-tested perspective on how to set up platforms.

[article] Uber Signs Cloud Deals With Google and Oracle. Fueling my confirmation bias that “repatriation” is mostly made up, and even in tough economic times (because of tough economic times?) cloud computing is a smart bet.

[blog] This Is The Most Fun Way To Make Your Life Awesome. A rambling, enjoyable read about finding your passion and becoming an expert.

[blog] Restructuring Twilio, and reducing the size of our team. At this point, we’ve all seen every platitude about “taking responsibility” or “changing environments” and just want some straight talk from company leaders. This post from Twilio has some of that.

[youtube-video] Pub/Sub Best Practices: Subscribing. Good advice in this short video. If you’re doing modern messaging with Google Cloud Pub/Sub or a similar engine, you’ll get some useful tips.

[blog] Scaling Media Machine Learning at Netflix. Here’s a look into how Netflix works with machine learning and their media assets.

[article] How to Foster a Good Internal Developer Platform Experience. Good piece on building something your developers actually want to use.

[blog] Building Spring Boot Applications with YugabyteDB: A Guide to Creating Native Images Using GraalVM. Native images in Java are an important development. The last I played with it, there was still some incompatibilities baked in that make it tricky to work with existing apps. Judging from this post, it’s getting better.

[docs] Anthos technical overview. Google Cloud’s product for managing Kubenetes clusters at scale isn’t the most well-understood cloud service. This new overview does a good job laying it all out.


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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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