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 …

How do we test performance in a microservices world?

via GIPHY I recently ran across this interesting question on a technology forum. “I’m an engineering team lead at a startup in NYC. Our app is written in Ruby on Rails and hosted on Heroku. We use metrics such as the built-in metrics on Heroku, as well as New Relic for performance monitoring. This summer, …