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 …

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 …

How I use Terraform & Composer to automate wordpress on aws

How I setup wordpress to deploy automatically on aws You want to make your wordpress site bulletproof? No server outage worries? Want to make it faster & more reliable. And also host on cheaper components? I was after all these gains & also wanted to kick the tires on some of Amazon’s latest devops offerings. …

Deploy wordpress on aws by first decoupling assets

You want to make your wordpress site bulletproof? No server outage worries? Want to make it faster & more reliable. And also host on cheaper components? I was after all these gains & also wanted to kick the tires on some of Amazon’s latest devops offerings. So I plotted a way forward to completely automate …

Review: Host Your Web Site In The Cloud, Amazon Web Services Made Easy

Jeff Barr’s book on AWS is a very readable howto and a quick way to get started with EC2, S3, CloudFront, CloudWatch and SimpleDB.  It is short on theory, but long on all the details of really getting your hands dirty.  Learn how to: get started using the APIs to spinup servers create a load …

Introduction to EC2 Cloud Deployments

Cloud Computing holds a lot of promise, but there are also a lot of speed bumps in the road along the way. In this six part series we’re going to cover a lot of ground.  We don’t intend this series to be an overly technical nuts and bolts howto.  Rather we will discuss high level …