Daily Wrap Up – March 7, 2023 (#042)

Skim through an fun list of content today, including guidance on decision making, optimizing Kubernetes clusters, zero trust architecture, and more.

[article] Become More Comfortable Making Bold Decisions. If I ask you about your best decisions, you probably pick fairly bold ones. But yet we’re also anxious when faced with such decisions. This article explores that tension and how to resolve it.

[blog] Contribution to The Link Gourmand. How are you managing all the different content you want to read? If you’re reading this right now, maybe you’re using my daily recaps to help organize your reading list. Other ideas?

[blog] Rapidly expand the reach of Spanner databases with read-only replicas and zero-downtime moves. The best relational database in the cloud keeps getting better. Now throw read only replicas wherever you want. Spanner is a terrific choice if you want a powerful database with very light management.

[article] Golang returns to the top 10. The top of the language rankings always feels fairly stable (Python, Java, JavaScript) but there are big ecosystems outside the big 3.

[blog] 5 GKE features to help you optimize your clusters. “Optimization” tasks shouldn’t be reserved for experts. I like products that make it straightforward to improve its performance or cost. Good post here on tuning Kubernetes clusters on Google Cloud.

[article] Which Features Does Your Platform Engineering Portal Need? Are you building out your dev or platform engineering portals? This could be some useful advice.

[youtube-video] Introduction to Vertex AI. I watched this terrific video from Anu that explained model building in 3 minutes.

[blog] 5 Best Practices from Industry for Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture. Find some robust advice in this post from the Software Engineering Institute.


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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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