Daily Reading List – May 18, 2023 (#092)

You’ll get a wide variety of things from today’s reading list. Check out some must-watch YouTube videos, some guidance on manager burnout, and a great site to monitor what each cloud is shipping.

[youtube-video] Introduction to foundation models on Google Cloud. Here’s an excellent five minute overview of this new class of AI model that supports multiple tasks and can be easily trained.

[site] Stack Feed. This is terrific. It’s an aggregation of release notes from the three major clouds. Am I the only one who loves this?

[blog] Retiring the AWS Documentation on GitHub. Reasonable decision, given all the manual synchronization they were doing.

[youtube-video] Join us for the American Sign Language (ASL) Fingerspelling Competition. Watch this right now, and remind yourself that plenty of this AI hype is grounded in real technology that changes lives.

[blog] Cloud Migrations: Oracle Cloud to Google Cloud. Migrations are about much more than just moving VMs around (as I showed yesterday). This post looks at more of the considerations.

[article] Forrester on WebAssembly for Developers: Frontend to Backend. Is Wasm something you see adding to your backend architecture? Forrester thinks you may.

[docs] Overview of Generative AI support on Vertex AI. These docs are excellent if you’re looking for some beginning or expert knowledge about generative AI.

[article] Datadog’s $65M Bill and Why Developers Should Care. The number is eye-popping, but big companies spend big dollars on all sorts of things that add value. This article offers a reasonable point of view.

[blog] Warden: Real Time Anomaly Detection at Pinterest. the Pinterest crew built a system to look for unexpected behavior, and shared their thinking behind it.

[blog] 5 products and features that make the digital world more accessible. It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day and this post lists out some terrific products and features to help those with disabilities.

[article] While SAP Loves AWS, It Loves Google Cloud Even More. You can’t call yourself a cloud without an SAP partnership. And I’m glad that we’re working so closely together.

[article] More Than 50% of Managers Feel Burned Out. It’s not hard to overlook managers when considering employee burnout. But managers have had is particularly rough these past few years. This post looks at why, and how to help.

[blog] Enriching GKE observability-in-context with uptime checks. I’m a fan of integrated experiences that don’t make me bounce all over the place. Here, we added the ability to set “uptime checks” for a Kubernetes-based workload, all from within the GKE console.


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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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