29 Nov 2021

What Will AWS Announce at re:Invent This Year? Hopefully, Less Than Usual

By |2021-11-29T15:39:25-08:00November 29th, 2021|News|Comments Off on What Will AWS Announce at re:Invent This Year? Hopefully, Less Than Usual

Rather than a flurry of products and services announced this year, let’s hope new AWS CEO Adam Selipsky shows the industry how he plans to get the company’s glut of offerings under control.

15 Nov 2021

What Model Airplanes Teach Us About Avoiding Application Failures

By |2021-11-15T08:33:05-08:00November 15th, 2021|Best Practices, Risk Management & Mitigation, Scale & Availability|Comments Off on What Model Airplanes Teach Us About Avoiding Application Failures

When learning how to fly model airplanes as a kid, I was taught an important rule: “Always fly ‘two mistakes’ high.” The same rule applies when building web applications.

4 Oct 2021

What Is DNS?

By |2021-10-05T09:59:02-07:00October 4th, 2021|News, Scale & Availability|Comments Off on What Is DNS?

While it’s still unclear what caused Facebook’s epic meltdown today, some news outlets are speculating that “it’s always DNS” that causes issues like this. But what exactly is DNS, and how can it be the source of a major site crash?

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