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#NoDrama DevOps

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Why did we do that?

We make every decision with imperfect information. ADRs give you a way to quickly record what you knew at the time and why you did what you did.

How to lose a secret

Quick tophat: If you have 8 minutes I'd really appreciate your support with my secret delivery and audit research, by completing this anonymous questionnaire: Have you ever accidentally exposed a password, api key, or other...

The Future of Information Security is Simpler (I Hope)

We can improve the world’s software by transforming ‘complicated’ and ‘complex’ into something simper, even boring. This transformation isn’t easy but there is a way to commoditize security and other specialty practices that make your system safer and more reliable.

Concept: Infrastructure as Code

When you adopt “Infrastructure as Code” (IaC), you manage infrastructure by defining the desired state of your infrastructure in source files and use a tool to realize those infrastructure resources.

Like nails on a chalkboard: ‘We haven’t shipped’

Recently, the Hertz car rental company sued Accenture for $32M in damages. The suit (pdf) alleges breach of contract in Accenture's agreement to build and deliver a new website. This new site was supposed to: support the Hertz, Thrifty, and Dollar brands, starting...

About #NoDrama

Learn how to design, build, and operate systems in the Cloud one day and concept at a time.  A few times a week, Stephen Kuenzli will share his thoughts on building robust systems, architecting for and migrating to AWS, and using DevOps and engineering practices to manage complexity and deliver safely.

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