Is on-demand consulting the answer to your hiring woes?

via GIPHY A consultant costs more per hour than a developer you can hire right? That depends! Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. A big firm may cost a few thousand per day. But a smaller firm or one-man shop can bring you savings in line with a team hire. 1. …

Key lessons from the Devops Handbook

I picked up a copy of the DevOps Handbook. This is not a book about how to setup Amazon servers, how to use git, codePipeline or Jenkins. It’s not about Chef or Ansible or other tools. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. This is a book about processes & people. It’s …

Essential links this week

via GIPHY Here’s some links & interesting stuff I’ve stumbled on this week. Enjoy! Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. Start coding Looking to start coding? Take a look at Open source for beginners. It’s a graphical list of projects on github, great for beginners! Also: 30 questions to ask …

30 questions to ask a serverless fanboy

Everyone is hot under the collar again. So-called serverless or no-ops services are popping up everywhere allowing you to deploy “just code” into the cloud. Not only won’t you have to login to a server, you won’t even have to know they’re there. As your code is called, but cloud events such a file upload, …

Some irresistible reading for March – outages, code, databases, legacy & hiring

via GIPHY I decided this week to write a different type of blog post. Because some of my favorite newsletters are lists of articles on topics of the day. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s what I’m reading right now. 1. On Outages While everyone is scrambling to figure out …