Daily Reading List – May 17, 2023 (#091)

Had a good Wednesday? I was able to write up a demo of cloud migration, do some real work, and read a few interesting items. Take a look at a handful of pieces below, many of which have a focus on technology tools.

[article] Google’s latest AI tackles long and costly drug discovery. If technology like that can speed up the discovery and development process, humanity wins.

[blog] Making Cloudflare the best place for your web applications. Cloudflare keep shipping interesting things. They sit in this fascinating in-between space nowadays with JAMstack-type vendors to one side, and hyperscale cloud platforms on the other.

[blog] AI-powered coding, free of charge with Colab. Millions of devs use Colab to program in Python for free. Now you’re getting some of the awesome AI assistance we announced last week.

[blog] Unlocking the Power of JunoDB: PayPal’s Key-Value Store Goes Open-Source. In 2023, you need a VERY good reason to create your own database. There are lots of excellent options already in market. But what PayPal built looks pretty cool, and clearly solves a need for them.

[blog] Introducing Duet AI for developers: The next frontier in AI-powered developer productivity. This work is moving along quickly, and promises to make a big impact on developers of all skill levels. And it’s just the start of how we’re bringing generative AI to the interfaces our customers use.

[article] Is DevOps Tool Complexity Slowing Down Developer Velocity? The data shows that more folks are doing DevOps-style work, but we aren’t getting a LOT better in key areas.

[article] How to reduce your devops tool sprawl. Related to the above, tool sprawl is a real thing, and you should be aiming to consolidate in a few areas.

[article] Kubernetes and sigstore founders raise $17.5M to launch software supply chain startup Stacklok. My former colleague at VMware (and one of the creators of Kubernetes) raised money to build tools and services to secure the software supply chain.

[article] CEOs rank AI as most impactful tech for 4th year in a row. Not shocking, but you don’t want folks using this tech JUST because they think they have to.

[blog] Deprecating an Open Source Project, Part 2. When is it time to put that product or open source project in the icebox? This post takes a look at how to handle an open source project that’s nearing its end.


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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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