Use Elastic scaling to achieve blazingly fast smoke tests

Check out this blog article I wrote on elastic scaling: https://www.webomates.com/blog/smoke-test/…

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This isn't your father's Microsoft

I have a consulting engagement at a big Windows Enterprise shop. I had to re-familiarize myself with the current Microsoft compute/cloud stack. I’ve been pleasantly surprised. The offerings are compelling.…

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Best-Effort Agile

How we adapted Scrum at a large enterprise with outsourced and offshored talent…

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4 Ways to Reverse Proxy with Nginx

Design options to route requests from an nginx proxy web server to an origin web server.…

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Nginx Cookbook

A recipe to install, configure and package a containerized nginx.…

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Autonomy in the Cloud

How do we take advantage of cloud benefits, like cost, agility and resilience, but avoid the primary tradeoff — vendor lock-in? I present a framework to select self- versus cloud-managed services.…

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AWS Multi-Account Strategy: Part 2

In Part 2, I dive into WebomateS cloud's networking, looking at the details of the cross-account VPC peering, subnetting design and network segmentation.…

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AWS Multi-Account Strategy: Part 1

I recently led the WebomateS team through a massive refactoring, blowing up one AWS account and a flat network, and starting over with three accounts, segmented networks and centralized sharing of IAM users, AMIs and ECR repos…

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Feature Toggles

Feature toggles are real assets to your software practice, right? Absolutely, but without discipline, the aggregate complexity undermines system reliability.…

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