Daily Wrap Up – April 11, 2023 (#065)

A read a few “a ha!” posts today that made me think. Check out a range of pieces below that cover everything from context-switching to better visibility into software dependencies.

[blog] Context-Switching vs. Multitasking: Postpone Clean Work vs. a Messy Mind. Read this short post. It’s a useful take on how to balance lots of tasks on your plate.

[blog] Is there still a place in this world for Architects? One of the better takes on “how to be a good architect” that you’ll read. If you’re an aspiring architect, or a stale one, get a reset from this post.

[blog] Announcing the deps.dev API: critical dependency data for secure supply chains. This is terrific. The deps.dev site offers a cool way to view package dependencies for Java, Python, Go, JavaScript, and Rust devs. Now you can use this free API to retrieve info about packages and vulnerabilities.

[article] The AI singularity is here. I absolutely have confirmation bias when I come across pieces like this, but it’s hard for me to NOT agree with everything here. I’m seeing the same.

[blog] TBM 212: A Problem vs. The Problem. Are you defining the right problem, or just labeling something as “THE problem” that’s not the actual root cause? Great read here.

[blog] Build a Modern Platform with Crossplane, Anthos and ArgoCD: The Future of Infrastructure Management. I’ve seen more of this stack come up for those who are running Kubernetes environments.

[blog] What developers need to know about generative AI. If you’re just watching all this LLM and generative AI stuff, that’s cool. Keep reading and learning, though. Good post from GitHub.

[article] Preview: Google Cloud Dataplex wows. I still haven’t played with this yet, but it seems powerful for data governance and organization purposes.

[blog] The Golden Path to Cloud Success. My friend James has a good post about platform engineering and end-to-end experiences.

[article] A Brief DevOps History: The Roots of Infrastructure as Code. DevOps became a thing, in part, because we finally had the ability to manage infrastructure fleets effectively at scale. Part of that is due to programmable infrastructure and new systems for provisioning and maintaining that infrastructure.


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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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