The biggest mistakes we ever find in software are written by the worst developer imaginable: the past version of yourself. “If I’d known then what I know now, I’d have built that thing completely differently” is a common refrain, and not just for individual coders. So it goes for cloud providers, who are forced to […]
Be wary of the ways Amazon is running its retail business; it’s starting to leach into AWS.
There are certain things I don’t want a discount on — a quality parachute, for example. But when it comes to cloud computing, discounted services are usually identical to the regularly priced ones. So why not take advantage? Since the marginal cost of supplying cloud services is low, AWS doesn’t mind offering credits or discounts […]
There’s a universal lie that technical people believe across the board. It goes something like this: “After this next sprint ends, then we’re going to pay off all of our technical debt and start doing everything the right way.”
Considering the importance of data security and the ballooning regulatory burden imposed by new privacy laws, it’s more important than ever to develop a comprehensive data retention strategy. But knowing when to hold ’em and knowing when to fold ’em when it comes to data isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. Even relatively small organizations […]
I’m afraid I come to you this morning with terrible news: I’ve been writing code again.
I once said that AWS has launched so many services that I could talk about a service that didn’t really exist and not get called out for it–by AWS employees. Sure enough, last week saw the rise of AWS Infinidash, an imaginary AWS service that doesn’t (at the time of this writing) really exist.
If you work at a startup, you know how slim the margin for error is. If your startup is building on AWS, then you may also know how easy it is to make mistakes on such a vast platform.