Why I like Etsy’s site performance report

Etsy publishes a great tech blog titled Code As Craft. Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I was recently sifting through some of their newer posts & stumbled upon their Q2 2015 Site Performance Report. It’s really in-depth, though not impossibly technical. Here’s what I liked. 1. Transparency to business & …

When hosting data on Amazon turns bloodsport

There’s a strong trend to automation across the cloud. That’s a great thing for startups because it reduces operational headaches & lets them focus on building products. Join 31,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. But as that trend begins to touch the database tier, all sorts of complications emerge. Let’s take a …

How 1and1 failed me

I manage this blog myself. Not just the content, but also the technology it runs on. The systems & servers are from a hosting company called 1and1.com. And recently I had some serious problems. Join 31,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. The publishing platform wordpress, as a few versions out of date. …