Daily Wrap Up – April 7, 2023 (#063)

Relatively light reading day, but some high quality stuff in the mix. Learn about fighting burnout, doing serverless computing well, and moving to trunk-based development.

[article] How To Keep Engineers Happy and Reduce Burnout. Burnout is real, and it impacts lots of folks in tech. This article offers up a handful of tips for fighting it.

[blog] AWS Lambda: Lessons learned over 5 years and 100 functions in production. Some straightforward lessons learned in this post that you can apply to whatever serverless functions environment you use.

[article] The Data Streaming Landscape. The author works for a data streaming company, so you can’t imagine that the perspective is entirely unbiased, but I still found this assessment useful.

[blog] Still using feature branching? Try trunk-based development instead. Great piece on evolving to a source code pattern that’s a core practice of continuous integration and an indicator of high performing teams.

[blog] How Project Starline improves remote communication. Even with all the wild AI stuff going on, Project Starline is still one of the most “holy cow” moments for me during the past couple years. Here’s an update.

[blog] Building GitHub with Ruby and Rails. GitHub is built with Ruby on Rails, and they continue to build a system that supports regular deployments. Good post.

[article] Anthropic’s $5B, 4-year plan to take on OpenAI. What a wild few years we’re in for. Listen and learn from others!


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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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