Daily Wrap Up – April 13, 2023 (#067)

It’s been a week, but ending on a high note. How are you doing this week? If you want to drown yourself in content, I’m here for you. Check out some good finds from today that touch on AI (of course), a new web development framework, cloud pricing trends, and treating docs as code.

[paper] Eight Things to Know about Large Language Models. This fairly short paper offers some good insight into LLMs that you might share with your boss.

[blog] Supply chain security for Go, Part 1: Vulnerability management. I’m biased, but I like what the Go team is doing, and it looks like a very good language choice if you care about secure coding.

[blog] Work from anywhere: Boost developer productivity with Cloud Workstations. The concept of cloud-based dev environments is sound from a security perspective. It’s also gotten better from a performance and dev experience perspective.

[blog] LinkedIn Integrates Protocol Buffers With Rest.li for Improved Microservices Performance. Serialization formats aren’t polite dinner conversation, but they are important. LinkedIn engineers talk about switching from JSON to Google Protocol Buffers (Protobuf) and seeing a payoff.

[blog] Announcing the public preview of BigQuery change data capture (CDC). This wasn’t what I expected, but I like it. I think of CDC as also including a publish component, but this is really about capturing the changes (duh!) right in BQ tables.

[blog] IaaS Pricing Patterns and Trends 2022. Prices in the cloud have converged on base infrastructure, and differentiation is happening elsewhere.

[blog] Building geo-distributed applications on GKE with YugabyteDB. If you’re going to run your own database in the cloud, Yugabyte is a good choice. This post shows you how to set up an environment that’s global.

[article] Pushup Offers Speed of Go in Web Development Framework. I’m still treating Go as my default programming language (although I’ve done some Java and C# this year), and like the sound of this new web framework.

[blog] A responsible path to generative AI in healthcare. Industry-specific models are going to be a thing. We’re doing some good work here.

[blog] Are meetings making you less productive? Some insight into meetings, how developers feel about them, and how to use the time more productively.

[blog] Docs-as-code at Etsy. Can you treat documentation content with the same rigor as code? Here’s how the Etsy team built a quality and deployment pipeline for docs.


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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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