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Author Archives: Florian Motlik

Creating Fakes in Go with Channels

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Fakes are a common testing technique that involve creating a bare implementation of an interface that you can use in testing. They usually allow you to check how they were used so you can ensure the behavior of the object under test. Normally, fakes have storage and retrieval methods, but in this post we’re going to explore using Go’s channels ...

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AWS Lambda: An Introduction

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Many parts of a modern infrastructure are inherently event-driven or can be represented with an event-driven model. For example, we want to send welcome emails for new signups, scale our systems up or down whenever certain load metrics are hit, or send out notifications to the engineering team when new admin accounts are created for our system. All these tasks ...

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Why you should build an Immutable Infrastructure

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Some of the major challenges today when building infrastructure are predictability, scalability and automated recovery. A predictable system will promote the exact same artifact that you tested into your production system so no intermittent failure can cause any trouble. A scalable system makes it trivial, especially automatically, to deal with any rise in traffic. And automated recovery will make sure ...

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Securing your AWS Infrastructure with IAM

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When developing a new product and finding that product market fit every team needs to move fast. Especially startups, as the whole future of the company is dependent on quickly finding the people who pay for your product. Amazon Web Services has been an incredible tool for startups and other teams to build their application and infrastructure quickly. These teams ...

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Why we double down on AWS and the cloud

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Blippex.org published a blog post yesterday why they moved away from AWS. In the blogpost and HN discussion we recognized a couple of important points were missing in favor of AWS or cloud services in general. Full Disclosure: We know the guys from Blippex very well as they are also from Vienna. Blippex’s blog post didn’t mention that the team ...

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Set up Continuous Deployment to Amazon OpsWorks

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This is a republished guest blog post by Edgars Lazdins. He is director at Novo IT – a Web Development Agency from Latvia. You can find his original article here. Deploying code to Amazon OpsWorks using Codeship Here, at Novo IT, we love using Amazon OpsWorks for deploying our internal projects. With OpsWorks, we can easily segregate our development environments ...

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