Daily Wrap Up – February 28, 2023 (#037)

There’s no single category for all the things I read today, as it was quite the potpourri. But you’ll find some compelling material below related to loose coupling, microservices, getting close to customers, and learning what’s hot with JavaScript.

[article] Q&A: How Team Topologies Supports Platform Engineering. Here’s an excellent interview with one of the authors of the important Team Topologies book that most anyone in IT leadership should have on their bookshelf.

[blog] Implement Loosely Coupled Systems and Services. Yet more good advice from the hands-on architects at Chick-fil-A. Read this post for their take on loose coupling and how it helps them avoid tech debt.

[article] The Startup’s Guide to Customer Advocacy: How to Get Closer to Your Champions. You’ll find some good ideas in this piece about building out a customer advisory program.

[docs] Reference architecture: Anthos hybrid environment. This is a very good deep dive into a Kubernetes-based hybrid architecture and what you need to consider to make it successful.

[blog] New Neuroscience Reveals 8 Secrets That Will Make Your Memory Stronger. Do you have an amazing memory? Skip this article. For the rest of us, this offer useful advice.

[blog] 5 Microservices Misconceptions. Like most things in tech, you should know WHY you’re doing something. Why are you applying a microservices pattern? This post lays out some things you should know.

[blog] Keep your AI claims in check. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued some no-nonsense guidance about advertising AI and accurately representing your offerings.

[blog] Track your Cloud Monitoring uptime checks in the Google Cloud mobile app. The world is a safer place because I don’t run production systems anymore. But if you do, having mobile access to system health isn’t a bad thing.

[article] State of JavaScript: A conversation with Sacha Greif. JavaScript has remarkable staying power and is EVERYWHERE. This article about the state of JavaScript links to a survey with helpful data.

[blog] Introducing Telecom Data Fabric: Unlock the value of your data. Google Cloud announced a handful of things at Mobile World Congress this week including this, along with Network Function Optimizer, and edge hosting Radio Access Networks.


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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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