Daily Wrap Up – April 21, 2023 (#073)

I hope you learned a lot this week and have weekend plans that don’t involve staring at screens. But before then, take a gander at what I read today, and find some good stories about systems thinking, AI that generates code, and not overwhelming your developers.

[blog] Programming without a stack trace: When abstractions become illusions. Excellent post. Abstractions are great, and the cloud is great. But it’s hard to work with abstractions when you can’t easily trace failure paths.

[blog] Bard now helps you code. I’ve been using this for a few weeks, and it’s pretty great. Now use Bard to generate code, fix code, explain code, and even copy directly into Colab for notebook development.

[blog] Super charge your Google Cloud Learning with Jump Start Solutions. This post dives deep into this new offering where you can deploy and explore multi-service cloud apps into your account.

[blog] The Winner’s Edge. Excellent, quick read here. Expertise and confidence aren’t enough. The difference in outcomes may also relate to whether you’ve taken an optimistic or pessimistic point of view.

[article] Dark Side of DevOps – the Price of Shifting Left and Ways to Make it Affordable. I’ve got my own piece coming out shortly on a related topic. Give your devs a Paved Path!

[blog] Boost your cloud skills — play The Arcade with Google Cloud to earn points and prizes. 80s-style arcade games and graphics while learning about cloud tech? KEEP TALKING.

[article] Orchestration vs Choreography, A Guide To Composing Your Monolith. Good video and transcript on the top of coupling in your architecture, handling change, and introducing patterns to create more maintainable systems.

[docs] Migration to Google Cloud: Choose an assessment tool. You’re not on your own when migrating to the cloud, but there are a few different paths to take. This new guide helps you pick an assessment tool.

[blog] Are LLMs Poised To Be A Great Business Intelligence Equalizer? Not Yet. Will AI change the BI space? Yes. But we might not be there quite yet.

[blog] PlayStation wants to get gameservers running on Kubernetes. Here’s why. The folks at Playstation talked about Agones—the game servers project created by Google and Ubisoft—and why it makes sense to build modern games atop Kubernetes.

[blog] gVisor improves performance with root filesystem overlay. Here’s a good update for container users who want security AND performance.


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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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