Daily Wrap Up – March 1, 2023 (#038)

Happy March First! How are you doing on your learning goals for 2023? My results are mixed. But, I’m happy to have kept up with learning and sharing via this blog. Today, check out some educational content on security, Kubernetes, real-world agile, tech trends, and more.

[blog] Cloud CISO Perspectives: February 2023. Very compelling set of links this month from Google Cloud’s security experts. In particular, drill into the report about cyber threats and what we’ve observed from the war in the Ukraine.

[article] 5 Essential Soft Skills to Develop in Any Job. In my experience, the folks who have these well-developed “soft skills” seem to rise higher than those who do not.

[blog] How to Build The Right Platform for Kubernetes. One does not simply install Kubernetes. Like with any platform you care about, it’s also important to build the surrounding machinery for automation, management, monitoring, etc.

[blog] Introducing Service Weaver: A Framework for Writing Distributed Applications. Interesting new open source project for building modular monoliths and deploying as microservices. I’ll definitely give it a try.

[blog] Query Multiple Google Cloud Databases using Federated Queries (Part -1 : Cloud SQL). Sometimes you want to explicitly transfer data to one place for querying, and in other cases, you want to query it where it resides. This post shows how BigQuery can access data sitting in relational databases.

[blog] Beyond ceremonies and artifacts. The engineering team at McDonalds wrote up a good post about how they operate in an agile fashion. It’s a good example of adhering to the mindset versus obsessing over tools and ceremonies.

[blog] Recognize The Problems That Prevent Effective Meetings (Collocated, Remote, Hybrid). It’s trendy to dog on meetings (*raises hand*), but this post emphasizes that meetings can be real work, if done correctly.

[blog] Trunk-Based Development: The Key to Better and Faster Software. This is considered one of the “good practices” for those who are good at software. You may disagree. Regardless, this is a comprehensive look at what it means to work off a single, up to date code repo.

[article] Google bets on multi-cloud. My friend Bobby was generously quoted in this piece about what we see from customers, and how we’re trying to make it easier to work across clouds.

[article] Technology Trends for 2023. You can ask people what they care about, but that’s full of bias. Sometimes you get better data by observing what people actually do. This data comes from O’Reilly’s learning platform and what people search for and get trained on.

[blog] Datasets at your fingertips in Google Search. I didn’t know that various datasets were searchable from a dedicated Google interface. Or that it was now integrated into the “regular” search results.


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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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