Readings for Lunch — [ 26 Sep 2018 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
Part of a 75 foot long freestyle mural in Salt Lake City (source)

DEVOPS

Syncing millions of records a day to BigQuery: our experience moving from GAE to GKE

This week we moved one of our analytics workloads from Google App Engine (GAE) to the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and wanted to share our experience in simplifying a setup that syncs millions of records to BigQuery each and every day.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

How we rolled out one of the largest Python 3 migrations ever

Dropbox migration from Python 2 to Python 3 started in 2015. This transition is now complete. Here some of their findings and their approaches to this gigantic task.