Category Archives: Cloud

Can Web Apps Rot?

Can Web apps rot? Why yes, yes they can, mainly if you rely on cloud integrations. Just looking at an old web app (finished 18 months ago) recently and found the following: Twilio changed an API path (SMS/Messages => Messages), … Continue reading

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RedisConf 2019

Redis Labs presented another well-organized, strong technical conference this year. Once again it was held at Pier 27 in SF. The conference theme this year was, “Redis, Database for the Instant Experience.” Executive Summary: Redis Enterprise active-active (based on CRDTs) … Continue reading

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Announcement: check_s3_encryption.sh Linux Utility Available

Announcing a new SRE utility I wrote called check_s3_encryption.sh to report and optionally encrypt any AWS S3 unencrypted buckets: it can be run from the command line or a crontab it’s useful for IT compliance MIT License. See the README … Continue reading

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Gitlab for Users Transitioning from Github

After using Github for several years, I recently used Gitlab for a solo developer project. Some of the differences I noticed over the past two weeks were: 1. After initial signup, I got a 422 error HTTP response for about … Continue reading

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Facebook Production Engineering Open House 2018

I attended the Facebook Production Engineering Open House at their Menlo Park HQ. “Production Engineering is Facebook’s secret sauce – it draws on multiple disciplines (Software Engineering, Systems Administration, Distributed Systems and Networking) to plan, build and maintain the massive … Continue reading

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