Daily Reading List – May 19, 2023 (#093)

Just a few things for you on this Friday. Learn a bit more about AI, what tools Kubernetes users care about, and how to keep up with what’s going on in this industry.

[blog] Spring Boot Application Testing and Development with Testcontainers. The latest version of Spring Boot is now out, and this post shows how to define and execute tests that rely on backing services like PostgreSQL databases or Kafka topics.

[blog] How I learn and where I learn from. If I link to a blog that links to THIS blog, does the internet collapse in upon itself? LET’S FIND OUT. Brian has a terrific post on how he learns and his learning sources.

[blog] Cloudflare Queues: messages at your speed with consumer concurrency and explicit acknowledgement. Earlier this week, I said that you had to have SAP support to be a “real” cloud. But the true test of your cloud platform is if you offer managed queuing. Welcome Cloudflare to the club!

[article] Why 2023 is a key year for WebAssembly, a promising cloud technology. I read a handful of Wasm-related things this week. I’m still not seeing a ton of usage within the companies I talk to, but I know it’s out there.

[blog] Four new no-cost generative AI training courses to advance your cloud career. You’re going to find a LOT of “training” out there from a variety of sources. Consider bookmarking the content from trusted sources.

[blog] Tools Make the Difference for Kubernetes Success. Another dive into VMware’s latest Kubernetes survey with exploration into tools that are popular with users.

[blog] Bringing the power of large models to Google Cloud’s Speech API. With a handful of foundation models in place, teams across Google are improving their products rapidly. Here’s how you can use one of the key models yourself.


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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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