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Introducing Gruntwork: get up and running on AWS with DevOps best practices and world-class infrastructure in about 2 weeks

Building infrastructure for a software company is much harder than it should be. There are so many moving parts and so many concepts to learn. How do I build my c...

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Infrastructure as code: running microservices on AWS using Docker, Terraform, and ECS

Docker and Amazon ECS are a powerful combination. In previous posts, I showed how to use Docker to package your code and how to manually deploy Docker containers ...

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Agility Requires Safety

My second post on Y Combinator’s Macro Blog that discusses the safety mechanisms that make power agile software companies: Agility Requires Safety

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Splitting Up a Codebase into Microservices and Artifacts

I did a Q&A on the LinkedIn Engineering Blog on techniques for splitting up a codebase: Splitting Up a Codebase into Microservices and Artifacts

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Startup Ideas and Validation

Every startup begins with an idea. This is a talk I did as part of NerdWallet’s NerdTalks Series that discusses how to come up with startup ideas and validation t...

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Agility Requires Safety

To go faster in a car, you need not only a powerful engine, but also safety mechanisms like brakes, air bags, and seat belts. This is a talk I did as part of Nerd...

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A Minimum Viable Product Is Not a Product, It's a Process

My blog post on The Macro, Y Combinator’s blog, about one of the most common reasons for startup failure: A Minimum Viable Product Is Not a Product, It’s a Process

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A startup is a company that spends most of its time searching

An interview I did with Hakin9 Magazine on startups, agility, security, and more: A startup is a company that spends most of its time searching

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Self-driving cars don't need to be perfect

I can print mostly. My wifi works often. The Xbox usually recognises me. Siri sometimes works. But my self driving car will be *perfect*.

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A Look Back at 2015

To paraphrase Bill Gates, most people overestimate what they can do in a day and underestimate what they can do in a year. I definitely underestimated my 2015 and...

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