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You’re a startup, and you’re grappling with some particularly thorny problems. You’ve gotten pocked and scratched, and are still struggling with big issues. So you’ve decided to hire a consultant, now what?
Evaluating consultants is a key step to ensure you find someone you can work with. But how is the process different from interviewing a candidate for a fulltime role? Here’s our thoughts on it.
For devops & techops bloggers out there, I’ve put together this quick howto guide. Titles really make the difference as to whether your content gets noticed, or ends up dying on the vine.
Don’t let it happen. Practice some creative title writing and other tips and you’ll be zooming your way to the top!
Five nines, goes the saying, is the gold standard for availability. But if it is really a standard, then why the heck isn’t anybody really achieving it?
The on-going battle between developers and operations teams rages, devops be damned. Here’s our take on the age-old turf war!
Should I use Amazon RDS or build my own MySQL box on EC2? It’s a question I hear constantly from clients and prospects. The answer of course is it depends!
In this short article, I hit on some of the typical use cases, and discuss which solution is best. If you’re interested in Percona & MariaDB, you’ll want to take a look.
Database administrators? Systems administrators? Ops teams? They don’t carry the sexy allure that rock star developers do, but once code is deployed, and out in the wild, these are the swat teams, and national guardsmen that you’ll rely on everyday. They’ll monitor your systems, and when necessary wake at 3am to repair things that have fallen over.
Despite their crucial role in web application deployments in the cloud, they remain in short supply.
Scalability is the goal every fast growth startup struggles with. Here are some key best practices to keep reliability and capacity in the crosshairs.
Flip through a tech company IPO filing, and you’ll find some rather vulnerable admissions about data centers and fragile architectures. How can this even be possible, for a major internet firm that’s dealt with the fail whale many times before?
After reading Adrienne Erin’s 7 deadly sins of pitching I felt discouraged. Everything she said in there I had done. Pitching is a game neither writers or journalists enjoy. I’d long since given up on it.
Then I thought about it some more. Actually I’d had some good success reaching journalists on social media. I just didn’t really think of it as pitching per se. That’s because it was more like getting into the conversation. It was almost like the networking and hob nobbing we do naturally at conferences and meetups. So I wrote about what worked for me. Read more
Donald Rumsfeld, what can be said? What can’t be said? Well for all controversy and bad press you have to give him credit for some great one liners.
I picked up his new book, and couldn’t put it down. There’s inspiration on every page!
So I selected out my twenty five favorite quotes, and included them here for your twitter enjoyment!