When I found gold in my customer archives

via GIPHY I’m good at keeping notes. I’ve blogged about Can progress reports & daily notes help engagements succeed. I would give that an emphatic YES! From helping with communication, to sharing arcane details about blocking issues, struggles & hurdles, notes can illuminate things that a CTO or manager may not otherwise be aware of. …

How can we keep cloud architectures simple?

via GIPHY I was reading hacker news, as I often do. And I found David Futcher’s post You Don’t Need all That Complex/Expensive/Distracting Infrastructure.. Of course it caught my attention. You may be surprised by the reasons Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. One quote that should raise your eyebrows… I’ve …

Will microservices just die already?

via GIPHY I was just reading Dave Kerr’s piece The Death of Microservice Madness in 2018. Not just because it has an awesome title, but because it was trending on news.ycombinator.com for a while, and that is always a good quality signal. And I’m all about quality. Join 37,000 others and follow Sean Hull …

Five More Things Deadly to Scalability

Join 19k others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. Slow Disk I/O – RAID 5 – Multi-tenant EBS Disk is the grounding of all your servers, and the base of their performance. True with larger and larger main memory, much is available in cache, a server still needs to constantly read from disk …