Daily Reading List – May 15, 2023 (#089)

Today’s reading list included some good content on “boring” platforms like RabbitMQ and Kubernetes, along with product announcements and a hot take on multicloud.

[article] RabbitMQ Is Boring, and I Love It. Your messaging middleware just needs to work. No drama. RabbitMQ is a great choice, as are the first-party cloud message brokers. Boring is good.

[article] Kubernetes costs less, but less than what? It’s not just a good article because I’m quoted in it! Read this for a perspective on Kubernetes value.

[article] Start Your Architecture Modernization with Domain-Driven Discovery. These don’t look like any new tactics, but it’s a good refresher for those looking to deconstruct an architecture and modernize it.

[article] Nobl9 Adds Tools to Make SLO Queries More Efficient. Does your team create Service Level Objectives and manage to those? Nobl9 does good work here, and they’re making some powerful improvements to their stack.

[article] Sigstore: Roots of trust for software artifacts. This project may be under-the-radar for you, but it’s something you should probably be aware of. Trust in your software artifacts is key. Sigstore now plays a big role.

[blog] Choosing the right MongoDB type on Google Cloud. Run open source software yourself, or use a managed provider? Both are valid choices, although I tend towards managed products versus DIY.

[blog] Cloud Workstations is now GA, with new capabilities and integrations. On-demand managed dev environments that support popular IDEs? This is a great way to build software.

[blog] End to end Continuous Delivery on Google Cloud using native services. You’ve got lots of ways to stitch together a deployment pipeline. The Google Cloud tools work well when targeting our cloud runtimes, or ones in other clouds.

[article] Gartner: Stop worrying and love the cloud, with all its outages and lock-in. Don’t pick up another cloud because you worry about lock-in, or uptime. Not worth it. Pick up another cloud to make it simpler to switch from your initial choice to your next one.


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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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