In the old days, you’d write code and allow another team called Operations (or OPs for short) to deploy it to various servers for testing, and eventually production. Quality Assurance teams would be testing your code from a few days to a few weeks ago on another server.
Developer tooling, infrastructure as a service, and shorter development cycles have changed all that. The Amazon practice of “you build it, you own it” has started to filter out to other companies as an adopted practice. Teams are now expected to build, deploy, and maintain their own software.
Today, I wanted to cover what I’ve learned about automated deployments around AWS. You’ll learn why you don’t need Ansible, Chef, or even Serverless, and instead can use AWS API’s to do everything you need.
Continue reading “AWS Adventures: Part 2 – Infrastructure As Code, Deploying a Microservice”
In my journey to learn functional programming and drink deep of the kool-aid, I wanted to share my latest learnings. Specifically around the quest for no errors and how you get things.
After reading this article, you should understand why errors aren’t helpful embedded in your code & avoiding them is good and why we use functions to get things instead of the old way of assigning variables. Check out the first article if you missed it.
Continue reading “Functional Programming for OOP Developers: Part 2 – No Errors and Getting Things”
Travelled to Slovakia 3 weeks back to speak about Angular 2 in Bratislava at the OpenSlava conference. Just a basic overview of Angular 2 vs 1. I dove into what docs I could find, took John Papa’s sample Angular 2 project out for a spin, played with a few language implementations.
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The last tech I got to have fun with on my vacation was MongoDB. It’s a NoSQL database, meaning, it doesn’t use theÂ common SQL. It stands for “Not Only SQL”, but they market it to people like me so I call it “No SQL thank god”. Instead, it stores JSON objects which it calls documents. They’re stored as BSON: binary JSON.
Given my recent delusions of grandeur once I got login in Node + deployment of Node working, the world was my oyster, so I dove headlong into Mongo. Once I learned how to navigate to the real documentation, I felt right at home.
Continue reading “Fun With Mongo”