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. …

Before you do infrastructure as code, consider your workflow carefully

via GIPHY What happens with infrastructure as code when you want to make a change on prod? I’ve been working on automation for a few years now. When you build your cloud infrastructure with code, you really take everything to a whole new level. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. You …

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 …

Is there a serious skills shortage around devops space?

via GIPHY As devops adoption picks up pace, the signs are everywhere. Infrastructure as code once a backwater concept, and a hoped for ideal, has become an essential to many startups. Why might that be? Join 37,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. My theory is that devops enables the business in a …

Very easy cloudformation template comparison with simple terraform for beginners

via GIPHY If you search a bit on google, you’ll find lots of sample templates for both of these systems. However I found they had a lot of complexity. When you’re just starting, you want a very simple example. So I thought I’d put one together. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter …