Daily Wrap Up – April 3, 2023 (#059)

It definitely feels like Spring here in the States, although honestly, it never really felt like Winter in San Diego. Not after seven years of legit Winter in Washington. But here we are, enjoying Spring and reading tech news. Check out what I came across today.

[article] Culture & Methods Trends Report March 2023. Are you, or your team, doing bleeding-edge work from a culture and methods perspective? Or are you in the late majority? Take a look at this InfoQ trends report and tell me.

[blog] Our microservice stack. It’s rarely a good idea to copy someone’s tech stack without understanding their circumstances. But, we can still study and learn from each other. Here’s a stack that includes standard components like PostgreSQL, Kafka, and Prometheus.

[blog] Building multiplayer Google Doodle games with GKE, Open Match and Agones. Speaking of stacks, what does it take for the Google team to run those multiplayer Google Doodles embedded on the Google homepage? This post is awesome and digs into the stack and considerations.

[blog] Sail Sharp, 8 tips to optimize and secure your .NET containers for Kubernetes. Outstanding advice here for .NET devs, or frankly, anyone building containers.

[docs] Create an admin cluster using Anthos On-Prem API clients. Whether it’s a dozen clusters on-premises, or hundreds of clusters at the edge, you’ll want a lifecycle management strategy for Kubernetes that scales. Our team here has done great work enabling both API/CLI and UI for creating and managing GKE clusters on-premises.

[blog] Releasing Ververica Cloud – A Fully Managed Cloud Native Service. If you can help it, don’t build apps that use services from public cloud A, others from public cloud B. It’s unnecessary complexity. But some SaaS products should be part of your architecture. Here’s a new one to consider for data processing.

[blog] Load Testing for 2022 Wrapped. There are probably a few moments where your systems expect a flood of traffic all at once. At Spotify, it happens during those “year in review” Wrapped notices that give listeners a personalized look at their listening habits. Here’s how they prepare.

[blog] Cloud CISO Perspectives: March 2023. If you want to improve your awareness of security concepts—even if you don’t live and breathe this stuff—I highly recommend this monthly post.

[youtube-video] Is AlloyDB compatible with PostgreSQL? What does it mean when our new-ish database is “PostgreSQL compatible”? This video just laid it out.

[article] 5 priorities that cut cloud costs and improve IT ops. You’ll find some actionable advice in this article. If you’re just going to lift-and-shift to cloud, you’ll likely be disappointed, so follow some of this guidance instead.

[blog] Scaling vision transformers to 22 billion parameters. Read this, and your takeaways may be the same as mine: this space is evolving quickly, compute capacity matters (and TPUs are awesome), and we’re going to see some massive improvements in classification systems.


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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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