Daily Wrap Up – February 22, 2023 (#035)

I’m taking tomorrow and Friday off for vacation—heading to Arizona to watch Spring Training baseball!—so new Wrap Up until Monday. But these links may hold you over, as you’ll find a good mix of thought-provoking content.

[blog] The Rise of the Serverless Monoliths. Microservices are overrated. Sometimes you just need to run a few components and want a fully managed environment to host them.

[docs] Handbook: Acquisition process. What steps should you follow when acquiring another company? I haven’t seen much public guidance on it, so I like seeing Gitlab publicly share their process.

[blog] What you can do to protect your software supply chain today. Stay safe out there! Check out this blog post about a new whitepaper that explains the risks and opportunities.

[blog] Are clouds having their on-prem moment? This is less click-baity than other pieces I’ve seen on the topic. My takeaway is that some teams are using modern tech and practices to successfully stand up edge infra, and make their on-premises setups better. That sounds good to me.

[blog] How Google Cloud Armor helps Broadcom block DDoS Attacks. And for an example of what will always uniquely be available in cloud versus elsewhere, read this.

[blog] Transformed. If you haven’t picked up any of the Silicon Valley Product Group’s books like Inspired or Loved you’re missing out on some terrific wisdom on building and landing products. There’s a new book under development that will likely be awesome too.

[doc] The Platform Engineering Guide: Principles and Best Practices. It’s our weekly (daily?) content about platform engineering! Read this for a good summation.

[youtube-video] Getting Started with Google Cloud Managed Service for Prometheus. Lots of folks seem to like Prometheus as a monitoring solution. This video from my team offers a terrific overview.

[blog] Vinted welcomes Go, as a general-purpose backend programming language. When your system is written entirely in one language, it’s a BIG deal to add another to the mix. This massive European online marketplace picked Go.

[blog] Building streaming data pipelines on Google Cloud. Even if you don’t use Google Cloud, you might like this look at three patterns for building data processing pipelines.

[article] Coaching a Direct Report Who Asks for Your Help. Good advice here for team members, or even your kids. How can you coach them towards next steps without giving them YOUR answer?


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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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