Daily Wrap Up – February 21, 2023 (#034)

Lots of good content today coming out of a three day weekend here in the States. Check out some good stuff on queuing, navigating your role during reorgs, and SRE.

[article] How I Contributed as a Tester to a Machine Learning System: Opportunities, Challenges and Learnings. What are the ML basics that a tester (or anyone?) should know going into an ML-based project? This InfoQ article has a good foundation.

[article] Our 2023 Site Reliability Engineering Wish List. You’ve probably heard about SRE at this point? Maybe you don’t know what it actually is, which is fine. This article looks at where this modern approach to operations is going.

[blog] Serving PyTorch models with prebuilt containers on Vertex AI. If you can use pre-packaged AI services, do it. But when you build your own using frameworks like Tensorflow or PyTorch, it’s good to have deep support in your cloud platform.

[blog] Queues should be empty. Is an empty queue an happy queue? I think so. Queues act as a great buffer in your architecture, but if they’re stuffed with messages, something is wrong. The Hacker News crowd, however, has mixed opinions on that POV.

[docs] Reference architecture: Resource management with ServiceNow. No cloud is an island. You integrate it with your preferred software and SaaS products. This is Google Cloud’s first reference guide for Service Now integration.

[youtube-video] Pub/Sub Best Practices: Features. I’ve been doing queing and messaging for a long time. Pub/Sub is a very unique service that offers some of the best aspects of eventing and messaging, all in one product.

[blog] When software isn’t a “supply.” Good post. We tend to abuse metaphors (“software factories”, “software supply chains”) that explain a concept, but don’t fit entirely to the use case. This piece points out why open source software isn’t a traditional “supply” for your teams.

[article] 7 Must-Have Python Tools for ML Devs and Data Scientists. You can do machine learning without knowing Python, but it’s not easy. If you’re getting started, here are some tools to consider.

[docs] Migrate environments from IoT Core. Pour one out for this retired Google Cloud service, but here you can see advice for migration. Also, see another new guide for IoT backends running here.

[article] Navigating Uncertainty About Your Role During a Reorg. Even if your job wasn’t directly affected by the recent rash of layoffs, it’s likely you were impacted in other ways. There’s some useful advice in this Harvard Business Review piece.


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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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