Daily Wrap Up – April 26, 2023 (#076)

Another day locked in some terrific offsite meetings, but also read some fun things. Check out posts below on platform engineering maturity models, serverless background jobs, and using LLMs to modernize your old code.

[blog] Who’s Who in Cloud? Top 50 Influencers to Follow. Good list, and tickled to be included. Find some new folks to follow if you care about cloud computing.

[article] After the Docker Free Team Episode: How to Sunset a Free Feature. How do you start charging from something that’s historically been free? We can learn from Docker’s recent attempt.

[blog] Syntasso donates first version of Platform Maturity Model to CNCF Working Group. This is important work. Read through this maturity model for platform engineering, and add comments to make it better.

[article] 5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Career in the Age of AI. Good advice. To me, you can’t future proof by learning a specific skill, but by learning how to learn.

[blog] Serverless for all your needs: Cloud Run jobs and second-generation execution environment now GA. Use the Google Cloud serverless platform for background jobs, along with workloads that need network file system access. Good video summary here as well.

[article] Google Cloud finally turns a profit. I’m proud of this team for continuing to build something great for customers, while crossing over into profitable territory.

[blog] Can ChatGPT modernize my VB6 app? Generative AI is going to help make modernizations easier soon, even if the tech isn’t quite ready yet.

[blog] Optimize your savings with Memorystore committed use discounts. There are a handful of ways you can structurally save money in the cloud. One is committed use discounts, and we just expanded that program to our cloud service that offers managed Redis and Memcached.

[report] State of Application Security. New Datadog research that looks at vulnerabilities, targeted languages, targeted environments (e.g. pre-prod), and more.


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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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