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Stand On the Shoulders of Giants or Fall in Their Footsteps?
Toby Fee

Toby Fee | October 09, 2018

Stand On the Shoulders of Giants or Fall in Their Footsteps?
The first-mover advantage is much touted in the technology press. After all, you won’t really see much benefit to being the second car insurance company that makes a sitcom about cavemen. But in technology, being first to market only works when that first enables a new business. On other occasions, following the pioneers can enable others to m...
Observability is Not Just Logging or Metrics
Toby Fee

Toby Fee | October 01, 2018

Observability is Not Just Logging or Metrics
Lessons from Real-World Operations We generally expect that every new technology will have, along with massive new advantages, also has fundamental flaws that will mean the old technology always has its place in our tool belt. Such a narrative is comforting! It means none of the time we spent learning older tools was wasted, since the new hot...
Disaster Recovery in a Serverless World - Part 2
Apurva Jantrania

Apurva Jantrania | September 17, 2018

Disaster Recovery in a Serverless World - Part 2
This is part two of a multi-part blog series. In the previous post, we covered Disaster Recovery planning when building serverless applications. In this post, we’ll discuss the systems engineering needed for an automated solution in the AWS cloud. As I started looking into implementing Stackery’s automated backup solution, my goal was simple:...
Why You Should Stop YAML Engineering
Chase Douglas

Chase Douglas | August 30, 2018

Why You Should Stop YAML Engineering
Here’s some sample JavaScript code: let foo = 5; Do you know register held the value 5 when executing that code? Do you even know what a register is or what are plausible answers to the question? The correct answer to this question is: No, and I don’t care. Registers are locations in a CPU that can hold numerical values. Your computing devi...
Disaster Recovery in a Serverless World - Part 1
Nuatu Tseggai

Nuatu Tseggai | July 12, 2018

Disaster Recovery in a Serverless World - Part 1
This is part one of a multi-part blog series. In this post we’ll discuss Disaster Recovery planning when building serverless applications. In future posts we’ll highlight Disaster Recovery exercises and the engineering preparation necessary for success. ‘Eat Your Own Dog Food’ Nearly the entire mix of Stackery backend microservices run on AWS...
Self Healing Serverless Applications - Part 3
Nate Taggart

Nate Taggart | July 04, 2018

Self Healing Serverless Applications - Part 3
This blog post is based on a presentation I gave at Glue Conference 2018. The original slides: Self-Healing Serverless Applications – GlueCon 2018. View the rest here. Parts: 1, 2, 3 This is part three of a three-part blog series. In the first post we covered some of the common failure scenarios you may face when building serverless applicati...
Self Healing Serverless Applications - Part 2
Nate Taggart

Nate Taggart | June 18, 2018

Self Healing Serverless Applications - Part 2
This blog post is based on a presentation I gave at Glue Conference 2018. The original slides: Self-Healing Serverless Applications – GlueCon 2018. View the rest here. Parts: 1, 2, 3 This is part two of a three-part blog series. In the last post we covered some of the common failure scenarios you may face when building serverless applications...
Self Healing Serverless Applications - Part 1
Nate Taggart

Nate Taggart | June 07, 2018

Self Healing Serverless Applications - Part 1
This blog post is based on a presentation I gave at Glue Conference 2018. The original slides: Self-Healing Serverless Applications – GlueCon 2018. View the rest here. Parts: 1, 2, 3 This is part one of a multi-part blog series. In this post we’ll discuss some of the common failure scenarios you may face when building serverless applications....

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