Daily Wrap Up – March 20, 2023 (#049)

Greetings. Today’s Wrap Up features a bunch of good media including some advice for getting feedback from your boss, setting up a good team structure for SREs, and reasons why serverless may work for you.

[blog] Introducing Forrester’s Function-As-A-Service Platforms Landscape. This post highlights what Forrester Research sees the current FaaS landscape.

[article] Docker’s bad week. There was some messy communication from Docker last week about sunsetting their Free Teams service, but Matt focuses here on the bigger (positive) picture.

[blog] The power of single-method interfaces in Go. Are single-method interfaces more powerful than higher order functions? Educational post.

[blog] 6 Ways to Get Specific Feedback from Your Boss. Does your manager give you feedback? Often? Read this if you need help getting something useful from your boss.

[blog] In defense of serverless. The “this computing paradigm is awful” posts are usually just click-bait, but some warrant further discussion. In this post, Hendrik answers the question of whether serverless is useful or not.

[blog] Early-bird registration for Google Cloud Next ‘23 is open now. I can promise that this will be a major event. You should come. We’ll hang out!

[youtube-playlist] Making Friends with Machine Learning. This is a tremendous YouTube playlist that features 100+ short videos for learning all about ML. It’s worth a listen!

[blog] One’s attire says something to the world, and these days, it’s not nice. Some of you will violently agree with this, and others will violently disagree. But how you dress absolutely impacts how others see you!

[blog] Who builds it and who runs it? SRE team topologies. If you’re investing in an SRE function, how are you building your team? This post offers some configurations.

[blog] Pub/Sub schema evolution is now GA. Cloud message brokers still mostly take whatever you throw in there. If you want to limit the types of messages you accept, you’ll like Google Cloud’s Pub/Sub schema support. And now, you can create revisions and accept ranges of revisions in each Topic.


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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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