Is AWS too complex for small dev teams & startups?

via GIPHY I was discussing a server outage with a colleague recently. AWS had done some confusing things, and the team was rallying to troublehsoot & fix. He made an offhand comment that caught my attention… AWS is too complex for small dev teams. I’d recommend we host in a traditional datacenter. Join 32,000 others …

5 data points I track for reputation & career building

When I tell people I’ve been independent for two decades, they often look at me surprised. How do you do that? How do you keep business coming in? Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. As a freelancer you surely have to be on top of changing trends, and where the wind …

Why is Reddit’s CTO Martin Weiner special?

I was reading the New Stack recently, and stumbled on Joab Jackson’s article about Reddit CTO Martin Weiner. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. He had some pretty on point observations about stable applications & predictability. 1. Because he should know He was technical lead at Pinterest & now he’s CTO …

Does Amazon eat it’s own dog food (ahem…) or drink it’s own champagne?

I was flipping through the AWS reddit channel and found this excellent presentation from RE:Invent by Laura Grit. She’s in charge of Amazon Retail, and worked very closely with teams on migrating to AWS. She goes in-depth on what that cost in terms of development, what it saved in terms of unused capacity, and surprisingly …