Unless you've been living under a rock (or only visit this site via work-related Google Searches, like most people) you've probably heard me drone on here and there about MongoDB Atlas and MongoDB Stitch. I even went so far as
Providing Cloud Load Balancing for your customers; My ultimatum
Let's say we have a hosting service for users who bring their own domain name. In this scenario we'd like to be able to service customers no matter who manages their DNS records. Be it GoDaddy, Namecheap, Google, Hostgator, some
Building APIs: The final frontier of cool-stuff-to-do-in-AWS
Doing everything to avoid server configuration or any mild discomfort.
We've been on a bit of a tear lately on Google Cloud lately (or at least I have) , and I have no desire to stop any time soon. I probably should though... our own analytics show that half our viewers
Deploy a MySQL database that auto-creates endpoints for itself.
It wasn’t too long ago that I haphazardly forced us down a journey of exploring Google Cloud’s cloud SQL service. The focus of this exploration was Google’s accompanying REST API for all of its cloud SQL instances.
Using ECMAScript functions on the frontend the quick and dirty way.
As you may have already deduced from the occasional glaring holes in my programming knowledge, I haven’t spent as much of my life programming than, well, anybody who haphazardly threw away an 8-year product management career. Apparently, a lot
HashiCorp's version control for infrastructure
Why use Packer? Infrastructure as code has become part of the buzzword bingo surrounding operational teams and their desired optimal workflows.
One could theoretically just start with a base AMI and manually update it and then re-save it as a
A timeless hazing ritual for new Python devs, and how to fix it
I remember back to when I first learned Python. It was a strange decision for a happily employed post-graduate to make, especially for a time when many were screaming for the death of the language with Guido's (outrageous?) grand reveal
Reboot EC2 instances with Docker
We have a .NET application that has been running for years, but once a week, the application fails to recover and needs the server needs to be rebooted . To preemptively reboot the EC2 instance nightly we decided to use Docker
Configuring SSH and file transfers in Google Cloud
So you've taken a leap and decided to host your VPS on Google Cloud: let me be the first to congratulate you on joining the clearly superior cloud platform of our modern era. I would apologize for being so openly