Daily Wrap Up – April 4, 2023 (#060)

I came across a lot of pieces about software development today, which is always good. Check out a handful of posts from Martin Fowler about planning software work, a look at what software development will look like with AI in the mix, and why you should learn Python.

[article] Ditch the Template: Incident Write-ups They Want to Read. If you actually write incident reports, kudos. Many don’t. But does anyone read them? This post has good advice for sharing information in a digestible way.

[blog] ContinuousFlow. Martin Fowler published a handful of posts today that looks at a modern way of scheduling work. He contrasts this with Timeboxed Interations and also talks about the value of Slack.

[blog] The Future of Senior Developers in an AI-Driven World. AI is coming for all jobs, even software developers. But how much of the job is actually about writing code? Christian explores that topic.

[blog] The Cloud Chooses You. Here’s a list of 25 things Brian has learned on his cloud journey, and most of these mirror what I’ve seen from those who are doing it right.

[blog] CloudEvents Basics. This specification is used in a handful of messaging services that route events—including Knative, Azure EventGrid, Google Cloud Eventarc—and Mete explains the fundamentals in this post.

[article] If you want a career in AI, learn Python. If it’s just money you’re after, go learn COBOL or C++. You can make a great living with those. But if you want to move towards emerging and hot tech, Python is a clear choice.

[blog] Groovy Datasets for Test Databases. What data source are you using when building a sample app or exploring data science? This post points to handful of fun, free datasets.

[blog] Twitter’s Recommendation Algorithm. Here’s a post from the Twitter Engineering team about how they create recommendations.

[blog] Tracing Notifications. The Slack engineering team looks at what it takes to trace requests through the many stages of their distributed system.

[blog] Tired: Mostly Cloudy. Wired: Runtime. I read a lot of different sources each day to uncover the nuggets you find here, and I’m excited to have a quality aggregation on the way to make my life easier.

[blog] Everything we announced at the Google for Games Developer Summit. Firebase is used by a LOT of folks, and this roundup summarizes new things from the recent Games Developer Summit.


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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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