Daily Wrap Up – February 17, 2023 (#033)

Some good advice in the articles I read today. You may learn something about being customer-centric, managing hypergrowth, or landing a strategy through stories.

[article] API Gateway, Ingress Controller or Service Mesh: When to Use What and Why. Do you know your service mesh from your gateway? There’s lots of tech in this space that offers overlapping functionality. This post tries to distinguish the use cases.

[preso] The After Party: Refactoring After 100x Hypergrowth. Did your team or company just go through a bonkers period of rapid growth? This presentation (and transcript) offers up some lessons learned.

[article] Your Strategy Needs a Story. I’ve learned that if you’re not telling stories, nobody is listening. Facts, figures, yelling and screaming don’t work. Good article on applying storytelling to your strategy deployment.

[article] The inside-out approach to customer-centricity. You hear the phrase “customer centric” and one particular approach may come to mind. This post offers five different models, and I liked this way of thinking about it.

[blog] Platformonomics Repatriation Index™ – Q4 2022: The Search Continues. There’s no measurable movement from the cloud back to on-premises. It’s a more a talking point by software vendors than an observable reality.

[article] Technical Debt is a Major Threat to Innovation. This sort of debt leads to slowdowns of innovation and more system downtime. New data from this survey.

[blog] Local SSD for high-performance storage on Google Kubernetes Engine. What’s notable here is getting unique value (here, great performing storage) through standard interfaces.

[blog] I made everything loosely coupled. Will my cloud bill go up? Very good post about decoupled systems and designing maintainable solutions with platform services.


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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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