Daily Wrap Up – April 28, 2023 (#078)

Whew, I’m beat. That was a heck of a week. What a fun time to be in this industry! Some of the items I consumed today related to AI, modernizing old apps, and multicloud trends.

[youtube-video] Prototyping language apps with Generative AI Studio. I learned a few things about prompting by watching this short video.

[blog] What’s Old is New: Finding Joy in Modernizing Legacy Systems. Good post that reinforces that a modernization effort should start with a clear business outcome.

[article] How Not to Use the DORA Metrics to Measure DevOps Performance. The DORA metrics from Google are a gold standard for measuring high performing software teams, but they’re also not the targets themselves. Just metrics, as this point calls out.

[blog] 7 core components of an Internal Developer Platform. What’s included in your internal dev platform? Do you have one? This post offers up a few things to consider.

[blog] Unlocking the potential of multicloud: new survey reveals five trends for hybrid cloud success. New research with positives, negatives, and guidance for multicloud.

[article] KubeCon Panel: How Platform Engineering Benefits Developers. Devs should like platform engineering if they get back the type of platform that actually helps them, and is complete enough for them to do their key work.

[blog] Cloud CISO Perspectives: Late April 2023. Very good stuff here, including a smart perspective from Kevin Mandia on the recently-concluded RSA conference.

blog] 20 Essential Tools For Backend Development. Useful look at a range of tools and services that power the backend of your application.


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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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