Daily Wrap Up – May 1, 2023 (#079)

Happy Monday! I had a good day chatting with the analysts at Redmonk and doing some other good work. Check out the first post below from the Redmonk folks, along with a mix of educational posts.

[blog] Ten Things About AI. Outstanding post from the folks at Redmonk. What are things you should understand about the sudden mainstream-ing of AI? Read this to learn more.

[article] Don’t Let Distractions Derail Your Company’s Strategy. Without a clear purpose and strategy, you’ll constantly get distracted. I know this firsthand! This article offers up some techniques for staying on track.

[blog] Document AI offers the ability to search and store documents efficiently with Document AI Warehouse. Finding existing docs is no small feat. This looks like a powerful service for searching across piles of documents.

[article] NASA Power Hack Extends 45-Year Voyager 2 Mission Even Longer. Nowadays, we take for granted that phones are out of service in a few years, or apps are “legacy” when they’re more than ten years old. Meanwhile, we have a spacecraft 12 billion miles from Earth that still works. It’s amazing.

[article] Google Cloud boss Kurian’s rocky path to profit: ‘We were not in a very good situation.’ I feel fortunate to work for Thomas. He’s made a major impact here, and is one of the most well-informed and perceptive CEOs that I’ve worked for.

[blog] Best practices for serverless security. Very good analysis here. If you’re using serverless computing, read this post to understand attack vendors and responsible security approaches.

[article] The era of cloud optimization is upon us. Spend more or spend less, but regardless, spend smart.

[blog] Evaluating the true cost or TCO of a database — and how Cloud Spanner compares. Whether you’re buying a dog, a house, or database, the sticker price is rarely the actual “cost” of that thing. Good post here to help you think about the full range of costs to factor in for a database.

[article] Vercel Offers Postgres, Redis Options for Frontend Developers. It’s a terrific time to be a web developer. Vercel reminds me of a shop serving the same function that Digital Ocean did at one point for IaaS customers: simple, straightforward way to do one particular thing well.


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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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