Daily Wrap Up – April 17, 2023 (#069)

There’s very little commonality to what I read today, but this is what you come here for, right? RIGHT? Check out some good content on platform engineering, cloud security, finops, and the impact of AI.

[blog] How to Ensure Release Candidates are Good2Go? Automated Performance Pipelines. The Intuit Engineering team shares how they automated parts of their release candidate pipeline, and save a ton of time and toil.

[youtube-video] Two Mortgage Industry Vets Go Head-To-Head With Chat GPT! My brother is a talented mortgage broker—if you’re doing a new loan or refi, he’s the best—and wanted to see if ChatGPT gives better advice than he does. Watch and see.

[paper] CNCF Platforms White Paper. If you want tech people to argue with each other, ask for a definition of “platform.” This CNCF paper defines it, says why platforms matter, who uses them, and how to measure them.

[blog] 6 Flutter/Dart Projects from Google Dev Library to Kickstart Your Next Project. Sometimes you need a little help getting rolling on a new project or learning journey. I like these starter projects for those looking to get going with Flutter.

[blog] Large language models are the new cloud battleground. When cloud providers accelerate innovative work, developers win. That’s what’s happening right now.

[blog] Cloud CISO Perspectives: Early April 2023. This security roundup used to be monthly, and now is twice-monthly. I found lots of good link here to product updates and security guidance.

[blog] Take control of your supply chain with Artifact Registry. Related to security, this post looks at a couple of new features of the Google Cloud Artifact Registry that improve your security posture.

[blog] Robotic deep RL at scale: Sorting waste and recyclables with a fleet of robots. Ok, NOW we’re solving some legit problems with AI-powered robots. Forget jumping over fences or blocking soccer goals, we need robots who can figure out which of the forty trash bins I’m supposed to stick this cup into.

[blog] Getting Started with FinOps on Google Cloud. It’s not really about spending less, but spending smarter. If you’re looking for inspiration on the types of tools or practices that can help you build up a FinOps practice at your company, skim this post.

[youtube-video] Google CEO: AI impact to be more profound than discovery of fire, electricity | 60 Minutes. Google showed up on 60 Minutes last night, and it’s a good segment on what’s possible today and tomorrow.

[article] Kubernetes Evolution: From Microservices to Batch Processing Powerhouse. Other container orchestrators have been better than Kubernetes at batch jobs, but that’s changing. Some good work underway and shipped that makes Kubernetes a solid runtime for batch workloads.


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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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