Daily Wrap Up – February 14, 2023 (#030)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s some links you’ll love that look at developer experience, developer learning tools, and the not-exciting-but-valuable reasons to do a cloud migration.

[blog] Startups that Have Employees In Offices Grow 3½ Times Faster. Conventional wisdom in tech circles is that remote work is the way to go. I’m still not sure of that!

[blog] Developer Experience: The Metrics that Matter the Most. Are you building a “developer experience” for customers, partners, or internal users? What are you measuring to ensure you’re making a difference? This post has some good guidance.

[blog] Event Driven Architecture — Eventarc on GCP. All the major clouds offer an eventing subsystem that responds to things happening in cloud services—database backup started, new IAM role created. Ours is called Eventarc and publishes events to serverless endpoints, Workflows, and Kubernetes services.

[article] Have Companies Become Too Specialized? Interesting viewpoint. Focus is good, but it also limits your strategic options.

[blog] Spreading a whole lot of developer love with a little help from Innovators Plus. Our Innovators program is unique. There’s an “anybody” tier for some free perks, a “plus” tier where you pay a yearly sub for a ton of benefits, and a “champion” tier which includes hand-picked experts (think Microsoft MVPs). Check out this post for the perks of the middle tier.

[article] Whatever happened to Ruby? Languages ebb and flow in popularity over a long period of time. Ruby was everywhere a decade or so ago, but I definitely don’t see it pop up as much today. But, seems like it still has super fans and a good ecosystem.

[blog] The DevOps Metrics Ultimate Guide. The “ultimate” guide? That’s a tall order. But this is a helpful post for identifying the sorts of metrics that matter for high performing teams.

[blog] Kubernetes Infrastructure At Medium. Strong writeup on how Medium works with Kubernetes and how they think about config management, connectedness, and auto-scaling. For most everyone, none of those items should be manual or DIY at this point. Managed services, FTW.

[article] Why Prioritize Cloud Migration? Try Security, Scalability, and Cutting Technical Debt. Solid reasons why cloud is such a valuable investment. Forget all the flashy, amazing technology. You also see improvement in the fundamentals.


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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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