Daily Wrap Up – February 15, 2023 (#031)

Did you read anything good today? I came across some good pieces on transparent leadership, security best practices, and retrospective antipatterns. Have a look!

[blog] Best Practices for Java Apps on Kubernetes. Lots of good advice in here for configuring and tuning Java apps that run in your Kubernetes environment.

[article] How Transparent Should You Be with Your Team? In my experience, it’s tricky to get this just right. You can be too transparent which is actually NOT productive—it can add stress or create the wrong relationship with people—or you can be a brick wall who shares nothing. The advice in this article is solid.

[article] Platform Engineering: The Ultimate Guide. Another day, another “ultimate guide.” But this one’s also pretty good if you’re looking for an overview of platform engineering.

[article] Moving Past Simple Incident Metrics: Courtney Nash on the VOID. Are you using “shallow” metrics to determine your system reliability? This article highlights research into more meaningful signals.

[blog] Security best practices in GKE — Part 3. Good look at binary authorization, which helps you apply policies that verify container images before they’re allowed to run in the cluster.

[paper] Attention Is All You Need. Today I read this seminal paper from Google in 2017 that became foundational to many of the large language models you’re seeing in the industry today.

[blog] Firebase 2022 Recap! A lot of devs use Firebase as their mobile backend. Even if you don’t care about mobile tech, check out this “year in review” post for a creative way to highlight milestones.

[article] Retrospectives Antipatterns. Do you run retros in your team to learn from experiences and improve your future performance? Here’s some anti-patterns to avoid.

[article] Bing around and find out. Maybe it’s harder to reinvent search than Microsoft thought? Or maybe it was a bit early to claim to be the leader in AI. Fun times ahead!


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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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