Daily Reading List – May 16, 2023 (#090)

I can across some good thinking and analysis today. Check out how Spotify and Chick-fil-A manage their fleets of infrastructure, and what Gartner sees shaping the future of cloud.

[article] This Is How To Get Unstuck: 5 Secrets From Research. Writer’s block is normal. Getting started and them getting stuck is normal. This post looks at ways to regain momentum.

[blog] Fleet Management at Spotify (Part 3): Fleet-wide Refactoring. Impressive work by the Spotify Engineering team to manage their apps and infrastructure like a “fleet.” Read this for a deep look at their approach and tools.

[blog] Is Your Enterprise-Innovation Strategy Tired or Wired? Our Advice: Move Quickly, and Partner with Early-Stage Tech. Are you conflating “innovation” with “digital transformation”? They aren’t the same. This post offers some good practices for incorporating innovations into your organization.

[blog] Stumbling Into GitOps at the Edge. Good story from the Chick-fil-A team that was an early adopter of a GitOps approach for distributed deployment of apps.

[blog] This Week in Spring – May 16th 2023. I still use Spring Boot when I get the chance, and I like some of the integrations coming in Spring Boot 3.1.

[article] When Your Employee Tells You They’re Burned Out. Don’t tell your team to “tough it out” or “this is what you’re paid to do” when they tell you they’re wiped. Here’s a good article on acknowledging and addressing burnout.

[blog] The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2023. Languages don’t change in popularity over short time periods, but there are subtle shifts that happen. See analysis over time.

[article] Google I/O and the Coming AI Battles. Smart analysis by Ben, as always.

[article] Gartner Says Four Trends Are Shaping the Future of Cloud, Data Center and Edge Infrastructure. None of these are shocking if you’ve been paying attention, but it might provide good fodder for your strategy docs.

[article] DevEx, a New Metrics Framework From the Authors of SPACE. If you’ve struggled to measure (dev) productivity, you’re not alone. It’s hard and fraught with fake metrics. here’s one look at a new way to assess dev experience.


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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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