In today’s reading, I came across some great technical content—service mesh sidecars, zero trust architectures, ML model training—along with good professional content on topics like attention management and figuring out roles and responsibilities. Enjoy!
[blog] Case Study: Cloud Native Finance at CS. Keep it simple, but not TOO simple. I liked this case study from the Container Solutions team that didn’t want to settle for data spread out all over the place. They built a solution to funnel it to a single data warehouse for analysis.
[article] The Future of Istio: Sidecar-Less and Sidecar with Ambient Mesh. Good look at some changes to how the most popular service mesh works. I suspect that this direction will make the mesh less challenging for people to take advantage of.
[blog] New Neuroscience Reveals 6 Secrets That Will Increase Your Attention Span. You doing well at staying focus on a given task? If so, you’re unusual. We all seem to be getting worse at maintaining attention. I liked this post which offered some perspective on how to improve.
[blog] Learning from deep learning: a case study of feature discovery and validation in pathology. Exciting look at applying ML in a way that complements important healthcare activities.
[blog] Intro to Kubernetes – Containers at Scale. Great communicators don’t show off how smart they are; rather, they focus on clearly explaining the point they want to make. Kaslin does that in this post.
[paper] Advancing Zero Trust Maturity Throughout the User Pillar. Here’s a direct link to a PDF from the NSA that shares new guidance around zero trust security.
[blog] Optimize PyTorch training performance with Reduction Server on Vertex AI. You may find yourself training ML models in the near future. I learned a few things from this post.
[blog] Mitigate mainframe migration risks with Dual Run. Mainframe modernization seems like the dream of every cloud provider, but nobody has unlocked it. Here’s a new post on one option.
[blog] When is RACI the Right Tool? If you work in a large org on an a very cross-functional project, it’s important to be clear on everyone’s role. This post explores when a RACI (responsible-accountable-consulted-informed) matrix makes sense.
[blog] How Async/Await Really Works in C#. Huge post, but good deep dive into asynchronous programming in .NET and how it’s evolved over the years.
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