Daily Wrap Up – May 4, 2023 (#082)

Did you learn anything new today? The items I read below taught me a few things, ranging from running fleets of infrastructure at scale, to categorizing and responding to team complaints.

[article] 4 Types of Employee Complaints — and How to Respond. I liked this. All of us complain about something from time to time, and leaders should consider what type of complaint they’re hearing, and take one of these actions.

[docs] Introduction to table clones. This is a new GA feature of BigQuery where you can clone an existing table and do independent read/write on that clone, while only paying for storage of data that differs.

[blog] How To Be Resilient: 5 Steps To Success When Life Gets Hard. Toughness isn’t about ignoring pain and powering through. There’s more to it than that, and Eric covering key aspects of resilience.

[blog] Checks, Google’s AI-powered privacy platform. AI could prove to be very useful in helping us discover and maintain compliance. This new service will help those responsible for mobile apps.

[blog] Fleet Management at Spotify (Part 2): The Path to Declarative Infrastructure. How Spotify uses Kubernetes, operators, Backstage and more to keep a fleet of infrastructure consistent.

[blog] Jumpstart Your BigQuery Remote Function development today. I like the ability to invoke serverless functions from analytics queries. This post offers a series of user scenarios where this makes sense.

[blog] Angular v16 is here! I pay attention to frontend tech, but can’t seem to prioritize the learning investment. Even if you’re like me, read through posts like this so that you’re aware of the latest trends.

[blog] Meet our Data Champions: Credit Karma’s Scott Wong on doing 60 billion model predictions per day. The most successful companies set up clean pipelines so that they can learn quickly and update accordingly. Here’s a useful story about Credit Karma.

[blog] Migrating Critical Traffic At Scale with No Downtime — Part 1. What kinds of things does Netflix do to perform system migrations without impacting the customer experience? This first post looks at replay traffic testing.


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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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