Daily Wrap Up – March 8, 2023 (#043)

It’s “Friday” for me as once again I’m taking the next two days off. Heading to Florida for a wedding, and a quick stop at the Mouse House. Enjoy today’s excellent links, and see you on Monday!

[article] When — and How — to Keep a Poker Face at Work. We’re all human (I think) and it’s hard to not visually react to things at work. Some advice here.

[article] Cloud trends 2023: Cost management surpasses security as top priority. This is a good annual research report that offers helpful insight into cloud consumption. Check out this summary, and then grab the whole report.

[blog] At Box, a game plan for migrating critical storage services from HBase to Cloud Bigtable. Moving lots of data to a new repository? AND trying to do that with no downtime? Here’s a good case study.

[blog] Five Things That Change When You Become A Manager. Are you a new manager? Thinking of becoming one? My colleague Aja wrote up an outstanding assessment of what to expect.

[blog] High-performance JSON parsing in Go. The post is about finding a faster/better JSON parser than what’s built into Go, but it’s also a good example regarding exploring what’s available before deciding to do your own thing.

[blog] GCP Workload Identity Federation with Azure. I read this short post which explained how to authenticate from Azure to Google Cloud without needing service account keys.

[blog] Getting More from Your Team Health Checks. How do you “check in” on your team? Is it structured? How do you absorb feedback and adjust? Here’s how Spotify does it.

[blog] Sentiment analysis with BigQuery ML. Using IMDB movie reviews, this post shows how to generate a sentiment analysis ML model all without leaving BigQuery.

[blog] 7 Steps to Improve Code Quality. Good advice here if you’re building an engineering culture that focuses on quality, not just speed.

[blog] Accelerating the MongoDB-Google Cloud partnership to make data more open and transformative. No platform is an island. A modern cloud platform offers lots of built-in capabilities, but also embraces and enables best-of-breed providers. I’m happy that we’re doing more with the gang at MongoDB.

[blog] 40 (Roadmap Item) Questions. Are you having trouble prioritizing items on your roadmap or figuring out what really matters? This is a great list of questions you should ask.


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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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