After my last post, a colleague pinged me with “I thought you used environment variables to manage credentials, so why didn’t you show that?” The short answer is that it would detract from the points I was trying to make. The long answer is rooted in history and not-quite-implemented features, so rates its own post. … Read More
A global media and technology company based in Philadelphia serves tens of millions of customers. Recommendation engines, machine learning and artificial intelligence are powered by algorithms. A lot of it is now happening in the cloud. A Chariot team led by Eric Snyder is helping to move and process all that data. They’re migrating it … Read More
My background is as a developer, so when I think of “devops” and “infrastructure as code” I look for the loops and conditionals of a Turing-complete language. Unfortunately for me, popular devops tools lean toward a declarative format: you describe the environment that you want, and the tool makes whatever changes are needed to achieve … Read More
The correct compute platform depends on the workload that you’re running. This post contains criteria for picking the right environment from the choices that AWS gives you.
Abstract So I have this production AngularJS on Java/Spring REST app. It’s getting a bit long in the tooth. I mean, how many Internet Dog Years ago was that? It would work better as a cloud-native app — faster to load, cheaper to run, more reliable, let them do all the maintenance work, HTTPS out … Read More
Abstract AWS has made our life easier. And it has made scaling easier – but too often, when you go to scale, it’s a matter of reaching for the credit card to add more, more, more. Soon, you’re in Cloud Jail. Learn how we dealt with this at TUNE, and how we ultimately did a … Read More
Abstract In 2009, Amazon Web Services was simple: EC2 for compute, S3 for storage. In 2019, it’s far more complex: well over 100 services, covering the entire software life-cycle. This talk is intended for the person who is looking at AWS as an alternative to running in a data center, and focuses on the important … Read More
This talk is intended for the person who is looking at AWS as an alternative to running in a data center, and focuses on the important topics and strategies for a successful migration.
At the time of this writing the main AWS landing page lists twenty product categories, under which is an overwhelming number of resources to be deployed and configured. All resources can be created and configured via the collection of AWS consoles (the web UIs) and while this is probably the simplest option it does not … Read More