Daily Wrap Up – May 8, 2023 (#084)

I didn’t work this past weekend, and that was unusual. And awesome. Today, back in the saddle and read lots of great material. Check out some survey results, guidance for Go developers, and a handful of pieces on the Amazon Prime microservices/monolith dust-up.

[article] Survey: Much Greater Focus on Reining in IT Costs. Database costs at the top of that list. Which is interesting, given you only have SO many levers to pull short of deleting data, or making a major shift in human costs.

[article] Cloud computing is driving a new gig economy in tech. Didn’t see this story in March, and it’s news to me. Looks like many folks have taken the entrepreneurial route after layoffs.

[blog] Scaling up the Prime Video audio/video monitoring service and reducing costs by 90%. Wow, this post really RILED PEOPLE UP. Serverless haters used it as an opportunity to bash “cloud native” architectures. To read some reasonable perspectives, go through Werner’s post and Adrian’s post.

[blog] The revenge of the monolith. Great take from Brian on the above topic. Are microservices done? Are monoliths cool again? Read this for reasonable guidance.

[blog] A recovering CIO’s perspective on cloud migrations and our revamped Rapid Migration Program, RaMP. Cloud migrations are never easy, but they can be easier. Good post from our new VP who focuses on this.

[article] Banking on Thousands of Microservices. When microservices get used in the right situation, they add value. This deep dive into financial firm Monzo’s cloud architecture shows why they did it, and the value they get from it.

[blog] Dockerizing a GoLang Project: A Comprehensive Guide for Developers. I try to avoid writing Dockerfiles when I can (thanks, Buildpacks!), but it’s useful to know the fundamentals.

[blog] Test-Driven Development in Go: principles and key concepts. Are you getting better at adding test coverage to your code? Solid post here. As is this one for writing more effective tests with Go.

[blog] Multi-Cloud, Still an Actual Thing after All These Years. The VMware folks just shipped a new State of Kubernetes report, and they see a continued trend towards using multiple clouds.

[article] With compensation budgets tight, employers turn to titles to entice talent. I don’t love this, but it’s understandable. Sometimes the title has its own value to folks.

[blog] Introducing rules_oci. If you use Bazel for building containers, or are looking for a scalable tool to do so, you’ll like this new ability to make secure builds easier.

[blog] The Illusion of Choice : A Review. Does guidance for sales and marketing apply to your security and risk management program? This book review does a good job doing just that.

[youtube-video] What are Large Language Models (LLMs)? This offers an outstanding 5 minute overview of LLMs and how they work.


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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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