Daily Wrap Up – March 16, 2023 (#047)

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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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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