Daily Wrap Up – April 5, 2023 (#061)

Happy Hump Day and enjoy a handful of pieces on dev productivity, continuous deployment, and whether AI will usher in a platform shift in the way cloud computing did.

[blog] Optimizing the feedback loop: a key to great developer productivity. Some good advice here from the Hootsuite Engineering team with a focus on fast builds and modular codebases.

[blog] What Is the Optimal Pattern of a Customer Journey? Here’s a different perspective on customer journeys and how you might factor in the various experiences over time. Thought provoking!

[blog] Google’s Cloud TPU v4 provides exaFLOPS-scale ML with industry-leading efficiency. TPUs are a powerful compute option that I didn’t know much about until recently. This post shows what this enables, and why it’ll be a key component in the generative AI race.

[blog] Inside Look: Measuring Developer Productivity and Happiness at LinkedIn. Another post on dev productivity! Here’s how LinkedIn chose metrics and visualizes the results.

[blog] Playing With Fire – ChatGPT. Steve Blank knows disruption, and he sounds the alarm on generative AI and its unknown implications on society.

[blog] Growth of AI Through a Cloud Lens. Will AI usher in a platform shift the same way cloud did seventeen years ago? Mitchell, one of the founders of Hashicorp, thinks it might.

[article] Security automation: 3 ways it enhances infrastructure protection. You’ll find some actionable advice in here for how to use automation to improve your security posture.

[blog] Google Cloud Deploy adds canary and parallel deployment support. The DevOps tooling space is fairly mature, but there’s always room for improvement. I like that our fully managed continuous deployment service now supports parallel deployments to multiple targets along with canary deployments for staged rollouts.

[article] The changing world of Java. There’s a new survey out about the state of Java and offers a look into popular app types, developer challenges, where apps run, and more.

[blog] Data Cloud & AI Summit round-up: What’s new in Cloud SQL. I read this post to catch up on the recent event where we announced a handful of new capabilities in our managed relational database service.


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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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