Daily Reading List – May 12, 2023 (#088)

It’s the end of a wild week. I read a number of pieces today, many around AI. There’s also some good stuff around app modernization, remote work, and GitOps. Enjoy your weekend!

[blog] AI isn’t the app, it’s the UI. Agree with the macro point here that AI can serve as a powerful bridge between the user and the machine. That’s what we did with Duet AI for Google Cloud.

[article] Cloud modernization boosts market valuation, Deloitte finds. Not shocking! We’re seeing a whole new crop of capabilities that can you can only truly unlock in the public cloud.

[blog] Racing Forward at I/O 2023 with Flutter and Dart. This wildly-popular app framework combo had a good week with some key updates for developers. The security-related effort is laudable. More here.

[article] Google expands TensorFlow open-source tooling for accelerated machine learning development. This “workhorse of machine learning” continues to get better, and it matters more and more which ML training tool you use. Related.

[article] With Project Tailwind, Google is using AI to make note-taking smarter. I think I was distracted by something else when this was brought up at Google I/O, but a few folks mentioned this to me afterwards. After reading this, I can see why they’re intrigued.

[article] 4 Core Principles of GitOps. Are you following a GitOps-style approach to define a desired state for your infrastructure and keeping that infrastructure consistently configured? This post calls out four core principles.

[article] Is Your Remote Job Making You Lonely? Working remotely can be awesome. It’s definitely something I enjoy at times. But the isolation can be tough. Here’s some quick guidance on addressing it.

[blog] 100 things we announced at I/O 2023. Nice recap here. There aren’t many (any?) events quite like I/O given the breadth of topics we cover.

[article] How Google is making up for lost time. Interesting read about where Google now finds itself. I like our chances.


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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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