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How To Create a VPC In AWS Using Pulumi And Golang

How To Create a VPC In AWS Using Pulumi And Golang

The source code you write as a developer is important, but it is only one part of the entire application that goes into production. To deploy an app, you’ll need resources like API gateways, S3 buckets, or VPCs as well. Configuring those resources is a task you don’t want to do manually. How about building your infrastructure as code using the same language you’ve built your app in. That is what Pulumi allows you to do!

Event-Driven Architectures - Putting Jazz Into Apps

Event-Driven Architectures - Putting Jazz Into Apps

Serverless is a development model where developers focus on a single unit of work and can deploy to a platform that automatically scales, without developer intervention. That’s awesome, but is it cheaper to run a Serverless platform or does using Kubernetes work better? In this blog, I’m diving into some of the options you have with AWS Fargate and self-hosted Kubernetes. TL;DR Serverless is cheaper!
Why Serverless Architectures Matter

Why Serverless Architectures Matter

There are many predictions from market analyst firms on the size of the global serverless architecture market and how fast it will grow. The numbers range from $18B to $21.99B in the next few years with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the double digits. But is serverless only a fancy name for products like AWS Lambda and Azure Functions?
Event-Driven Architectures - Putting Jazz Into Apps

Event-Driven Architectures - Putting Jazz Into Apps

The CTO of a company I have worked for used to say that services should be loosely coupled but tightly integrated. I didn’t realize until a lot later how true that statement is as you’re building out microservices. How those microservices communicate with each other has also changed quite a bit. More often than not, they send messages using asynchronous protocols. As an industry, we decided that this new way of building apps should be called “Event-Driven Architecture (EDA).
Trusting Your Ingredients @DevOpsDays Columbus

Trusting Your Ingredients @DevOpsDays Columbus

As a developer, I always thought that security, like documentation, would be done by someone else. While that might have been true in the past, in today’s world that model no longer works. As a developer you’re responsible for the security of your app. Security in this case should be seen in the broadest sense of the word, ranging from licenses to software packages. A chef creating cheesecake has similar challenges. The ingredients of a cheesecake are similar to the software packages a developer uses. The preparation is similar to the DevOps pipeline, and recipe is similar to the licenses for developers. Messing up any of those means you have a messy kitchen, or a data breach!

How to send CloudFormation events to Wavefront using AWS Lambda

How to send CloudFormation events to Wavefront using AWS Lambda

If you’re using AWS CloudFormation as your Infrastructure-as-Code, you can have those events show up in dashboards from Wavefront, so your entire DevOps organization now knows what happened and which CloudFormation stack to look at. This could save time while debugging and figuring out where the issues might come from. If you’re part of a DevOps team that deploys using AWS CloudFormation and you want insight into the deployment events.