I’ve got a lot of things for you to pick from today! I read (or watched) good items related to AI misconceptions, cloud cost optimization, and communicating tough decisions.
[article] Istio as a Platform for Running Microservices. Video and transcript of a talk on Istio as a service mesh product that adds value to your distributed systems.
[blog] Announcing Google DeepMind. We’re not messing around! This combination of teams is one to watch. Also see Sundar’s post about it.
[article] How to Communicate a Tough Decision to Your Team. You can tell a lot (everything?) about a manager by how they handle tough circumstances. Good advice in this article.
[blog] The Prompt: Debunking five generative AI misconceptions. The AI hype-meter is off the charts right now, so get a bit of grounding by reading this useful post.
[article] Kubernetes Security in 2023: Adoption Soars, Security Lags. If you don’t get ops and security right, you’ll never get past the POC stage with modern tech and architectures.
[blog] Stack Overflow embraces generative AI as developers voice concerns. Stack Overflow represents a huge source of tech knowledge that will power many generative AI models. How do they stay relevant and interesting to devs who might switch to other experiences to get answers?
[blog] Framing up FinOps: How to optimize your cloud costs on Google Cloud. Good framing, along with specific tips.
[blog] 4 cloud cost optimization strategies with Microsoft Azure. Valid cost management advice in this post as well.
[youtube-video] Inside Envoy: The Proxy for the Future. Spend a night at the movies by watching this ~30 minute video about the Envoy proxy. It’s more interesting than it sounds!
[blog] What’s Different About Today’s AI? This is one of the more insightful things I’ve seen related to this wave of AI, and that’s saying a lot! Is this adoption curve driven by a user experience evolution as much as technological one?
[blog] When Is Microservices Architecture Worth It? Not breaking a ton of new ground here, but always good to get a reminder about when (or when not) to use a particular architecture pattern.
[blog] Scaling a Monolith with 5 Different Patterns. Related to the prior post, there are cases where a monolith is ok, or you can scale the current architecture without major refactoring. Here are a few patterns to consider.
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