Every year when Black Friday comes around the corner, system engineers working for retailers start battening down the hatches to ensure website availability.
20 November, 2017
The long-awaited continuation of the Golang Pros & Cons for DevOps has returned! In this one, we discuss Golang's time package and the lack of method overloading in the language.
15 November, 2017
Three weeks ago, we teased the introduction of the #DowntimeBull in our sponsorship announcement of SaltStack's SaltConf17.
We're back from the conference and we're pleased to report that more than 60 attendees had a chance to challenge the bull,...
13 November, 2017
Most people using AWS EC2 to host something use AWS Elastic Load Balancing for easy, cheap, and config-less load balancing. Since most of your traffic will pass through the ELB, it makes sense to enable access logs so you can refer to them when...
6 November, 2017
Recently I was on Flow’s Gitter when someone asked the following question:
23 October, 2017
We’re pleased to announce that Blue Matador is sponsoring SaltStack’s SaltConf17 event on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 1–2, 2017, in the Salt Shack Expo Hall at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. Because that’s a lot of “salt,” we’re spicing up...
We were invited to compete in the Internet Marketing Association’s IMPACT17 Startup Battlefield Competition held at the Enclave in Las Vegas from September 28–29.
25 September, 2017
If you’ve started a career in development or operations, or if you’ve got an IT background and want to make a switch, transitioning to a cushy but intellectually rewarding DevOps job at your dream company may not be as difficult as it seems.
18 September, 2017
According to best practices, when modeling a MySQL relation that has a UUID as its id, you should still create a hidden numeric
auto_increment field for the primary key. Doing so has all sorts of performance advantages (see this post from the...
If you’ve ever obtained credit in the United States, you’re 44.3% likely to be one of the 143 million hacked Equifax accounts that the company disclosed on September 7.