How to setup an Amazon EKS demo with Terraform

via GIPHY Since EKS is pretty new, there aren’t a lot of howtos on it yet. I wanted to follow along with Amazon’s Getting started with EKS & Kubernetes Guide. However I didn’t want to use cloudformation. We all know Terraform is far superior! Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. With …

What are the key aws skills and how do you interview for them?

via GIPHY Whether you’re striving for a new role as a Devops engineer, or a startup looking to hire one, you’ll need to be on the lookout for specific skills. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I’ve been on both sides of the fence, at times interviewing candidates, and other times …

I tried to build infrastructure as code Terraform and Amazon. It didn’t go as I expected.

via GIPHY As I was building infrastructure code, I stumbled quite a few times. You hit a wall and you have to work through those confusing and frustrating moments. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here are a few of the lessons I learned in the process of building code for …

How to avoid insane AWS bills

via GIPHY I was flipping through the aws news recently and ran into this article by Juan Ramallo – I was billed 14k on AWS! Scary stuff! Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. When you see headlines like this, your first instinct as a CTO is probably, “Am I at risk?” …

Are you getting good at Terraform or wrestling with a bear?

via GIPHY Terraform can do some amazing things, but it can be a real headache sometimes. It can remind you that it’s a fledgling child in some ways. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I ran into a number of errors and frequent problems, so I thought I’d summarize those solutions. …