Daily Wrap Up – March 6, 2023 (#041)

Check out a whole batch of fun stuff today. I read a number of things about AI, and a couple of good pieces about Go programming. And a few other good articles in the mix.

[article] Winning the AI Products Arms Race. How do you build AI products that people want to use? I think this question now applies to people in every industry. Read this post for some useful advice.

[blog] Higher-order functions in Go. I do demo-coding at this point, but I still like learning about more advanced patterns. Here’s a good look at writing functions that accept functions as parameters, or return functions to callers.

[report] Open Source Security and Risk Analysis Report. This is a direct link to the PDF from Synopsys. Some scary stats, as well as guidance to help motivate you to take security more seriously.

[article] Companies can’t stop using open source. You’ll keep using open source software because it adds a lot of value, but to the previous link, don’t forget security!

[article] Legacy Software Systems: How to Live with Aging Software Architecture? If you have “legacy software”—which anyone does who’s been in business for more than a month—then congrats, it means you’ve built something that lasted. This post looks at what it is, and how to approach it.

[docs] Uber Go Style Guide. This offers some terrific guidance on writing good Go code. Nice job from the engineering team at Uber.

[docs] Google Cloud to Azure services comparison. This is in the Azure documentation. It helps users map the services between Google Cloud and Azure.

[youtube-video] Pub/Sub Best Practices: Client Library. Great video with tips on using client libraries with Google Cloud’s messaging engine (Pub/Sub).

[blog] A Quick Introduction to Service Weaver. I mentioned this new OSS framework a couple times, and now I feel like I understand it more. If you want the flexibility to build apps a “normal” way and have them broken into microservices later, check out this intro.

[blog] Universal Speech Model (USM): State-of-the-art speech AI for 100+ languages. Can we build an ML model that understand the top 1000 languages? We’re on our way. Good research here.


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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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