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A Guide to Replatforming

A Guide to Replatforming

An introduction to cloud replatforming, the different types of cloud migration, and how to successfully execute a cloud replatforming effort.

Jay Allen · Nov 18, 2022

A Guide to Autoscaling

A Guide to Autoscaling

Autoscaling is the process of automatically scaling an application's computing resources to meet consumer demand. Here’s how to set it up.

Jay Allen · Nov 15, 2022

AWS VPC Peering vs. PrivateLink: Which to Use

AWS VPC Peering vs. PrivateLink: Which to Use

What are VPC Peering and PrivateLink? A review of both technologies and their use cases.

Jay Allen · Nov 1, 2022

What is Flexible Deployment?

What is Flexible Deployment?

What is flexible deployment? This blog post will go through the basics of flexible deployment and various deployment models.

Jay Allen · Oct 27, 2022

Tools for Managing Terraform Drift

Tools for Managing Terraform Drift

What are some of the Terraform tools to manage drift? This blog compares popular tools and discusses what to look for when choosing a tool.

Jay Allen · Oct 6, 2022

CloudFormation vs Terraform

CloudFormation vs Terraform

What are the differences between CloudFormation and Terraform? This blog looks at their respective modularity, management, support, etc.

Jay Allen · Sep 27, 2022

Detecting Terraform Drift

Detecting Terraform Drift

How does Terraform handle drift? We look at what drift is and how you can use Terraform to detect and manage it.

Jay Allen · Sep 19, 2022

Managing Terraform State with Terragrunt

Managing Terraform State with Terragrunt

Why do devs choose Terragrunt to manage Terraform state? A look at the challenges of managing Terraform and the use cases for Terragrunt.

Jay Allen · Sep 12, 2022

AWS CDK vs CloudFormation

AWS CDK vs CloudFormation

AWS offers great Infrastructure-as-Code options – but which is best for you? This blog compares CDK vs CloudFormation and how to choose.

Jay Allen · Aug 26, 2022

DRY Infrastructure as Code: How Not to Repeat Yourself

DRY Infrastructure as Code: How Not to Repeat Yourself

What is DRY? And how can you apply it to your cloud infrastructure?

Jay Allen · Aug 24, 2022

AWS Cost Optimization: NAT Instances vs. NAT Gateways

AWS Cost Optimization: NAT Instances vs. NAT Gateways

A comparison of pricing structures for AWS NAT Instances and NAT Gateways - and how you can optimize costs for each.

Jay Allen · Jul 21, 2022

Guide to AWS DevOps Automation

Guide to AWS DevOps Automation

Automation is part of the AWS DevOps promise. Let's look at the use cases, benefits, challenges, and foundations of automation in AWS DevOps.

Jay Allen · Jul 14, 2022

TinyStacks Completes SOC 2 Type I Data Security Audit

TinyStacks Completes SOC 2 Type I Data Security Audit

Enterprise-level security for our customers

Safeer Mohiuddin · Jun 24, 2022

A Guide to DevOps Automation Tools

A Guide to DevOps Automation Tools

Devops automation allows developers to focus on producing code – not infrastructure. Let’s look at tools that make that automation easier.

Jay Allen · Jun 23, 2022

Why we don't need Heroku 2.0

Why we don't need Heroku 2.0

If you ask a software engineer what’s the best developer experience they’ve had, Heroku is by far the most common answer.

Safeer Mohiuddin · Jun 16, 2022

Migrating Databases from Heroku Postgres to AWS

Migrating Databases from Heroku Postgres to AWS

Heroku Postgres is powerful in its simplicity. Yet more and more dev teams are migrating to AWS. Let’s look at why, and how to get started.

Jay Allen · Jun 13, 2022

A Guide to Heroku Autoscaling

A Guide to Heroku Autoscaling

Autoscaling in Heroku enables many developers to scale app performance more efficiently and consistently Yet, autoscaling in Heroku has its limitation

Jay Allen · Jun 6, 2022

Best Practices for DevOps Automation

Best Practices for DevOps Automation

DevOps automation will enable you to scale development efficiently– if you’ve got a plan. Some best practices for implementing automated DevOps.

Jay Allen · May 23, 2022

Jenkins vs. AWS CodeBuild: Which One Should You Use?

Jenkins vs. AWS CodeBuild: Which One Should You Use?

How does AWS's cloud-hosted service compare to the tried and true CI/CD solution?

Jay Allen · Apr 19, 2022

A Tale of Two DevOps Teams

A Tale of Two DevOps Teams

What impact does a highly-skilled DevOps team have on your cloud spend? The answer may surprise you!

Jay Allen · Apr 12, 2022

AWS Elastic Beanstalk vs. ECS: Which is Better?

AWS Elastic Beanstalk vs. ECS: Which is Better?

Is Elastic Beanstalk a better way to get started with app deployment for AWS newbies? We look at the facts.

Jay Allen · Mar 22, 2022

CircleCI vs. GitHub Actions: Which is Better?

CircleCI vs. GitHub Actions: Which is Better?

Which tool is best for those starting out on their DevOps journey? Check out our detailed deep dive.

Jay Allen · Feb 25, 2022

API Gateway REST vs. HTTP API: What Are The Differences?

API Gateway REST vs. HTTP API: What Are The Differences?

How do these two versions of the same technology differ? A quick rundown of whether REST or HTTP APIs represent the best investment.

Jay Allen · Feb 1, 2022

Aiven vs. Direct AWS Data Hosting: Which is Better?

Aiven vs. Direct AWS Data Hosting: Which is Better?

When should you use Aiven vs. AWS to host your databases and other essential data storage infrastructure? We ran the numbers and...

Jay Allen · Jan 25, 2022

Canary Testing Your Backend API on AWS

Canary Testing Your Backend API on AWS

How canary testing can help you safely validate changes to your APIs in production.

Jay Allen · Jan 15, 2022

What Does a DevOps Engineer Do?

What Does a DevOps Engineer Do?

Looking to hire a DevOps Engineer? Here's what to look for - and what to ask during the interview process.

Jay Allen · Jan 5, 2022

Approval Workflow: Manual and Automated Approvals in CI/CD

Approval Workflow: Manual and Automated Approvals in CI/CD

What are manual and automated approvals? Which one should you use - and when?

Jay Allen · Dec 28, 2021

What are Stacks, Stages, and Environments?

What are Stacks, Stages, and Environments?

A quick run-down of three central concepts in DevOps cloud deployments - and how ephemeral environments are paving new ground.

Jay Allen · Dec 16, 2021

Dev Environments: An Essential Tool for Software Quality

Dev Environments: An Essential Tool for Software Quality

Why Infrastructure as Code isn't just for production deployments.

Jay Allen · Dec 13, 2021

Flask CRUD API on AWS

Flask CRUD API on AWS

Flask, Postgres and AWS in 15 min!

Francesco Ciulla · Nov 29, 2021

A Guide to Stacks and Stages on AWS

A Guide to Stacks and Stages on AWS

How to configure stages and multiple stacks for your application on AWS

Jay Allen · Nov 24, 2021

Flask CRUD API with Postgres

Flask CRUD API with Postgres

Build a Flask CRUD API with Postgres locally in 15 min!

Francesco Ciulla · Nov 20, 2021

Migrating DigitalOcean database to AWS

Migrating DigitalOcean database to AWS

Hot to migrate a Postgres database from Digital Ocean to AWS RDS

Francesco Ciulla · Oct 15, 2021

Use multiple Docker images on the same ECS service

Use multiple Docker images on the same ECS service

Node.js app linked to Prometheus app using Docker and ECS

Francesco Ciulla · Oct 6, 2021

When to Use AWS Lambda vs Docker

When to Use AWS Lambda vs Docker

Who wins when it comes to microservice architecture implementation?

Jay Allen · Sep 24, 2021

CRUD API Express with RDS, ECS and Docker

CRUD API Express with RDS, ECS and Docker

Node.js, Docker, ECR, ECS, RDS, Postgres in a single Article

Francesco Ciulla · Sep 18, 2021

ECS: Serverless or Not? Fargate vs. EC2 Clusters

ECS: Serverless or Not? Fargate vs. EC2 Clusters

What are the pros and cons of Fargate vs EC2?

Jay Allen · Sep 16, 2021

DigitalOcean vs AWS: Migrating from Spaces to S3

DigitalOcean vs AWS: Migrating from Spaces to S3

Why would you migrate off of DigitalOcean to AWS - and how? We cover the reasons plus offer a step-by-step guide to migrating your file storage.

Jay Allen · Sep 10, 2021

Migrate local database on Docker container to AWS

Migrate local database on Docker container to AWS

How to migrate your local Postgres Database do AWS RDS (Relational Database Service)

Francesco Cuilla · Sep 8, 2021

Service Discovery with AWS Cloud Map

Service Discovery with AWS Cloud Map

Simply microservices application development with this out-of-the-box service from AWS.

Jay Allen · Sep 1, 2021

Take your side project to prod on AWS using ECR and ECS

Take your side project to prod on AWS using ECR and ECS

How to take your side project and deploy it on AWS!

Francesco Ciulla · Aug 27, 2021

Using CodeBuild and CodePipeline to Deploy AWS Applications Easily

Using CodeBuild and CodePipeline to Deploy AWS Applications Easily

Learn how these two AWS features work together in perfect harmony.

Jay Allen · Aug 25, 2021

How to create an Express app with a Local Postgres Database and Docker Compose

How to create an Express app with a Local Postgres Database and Docker Compose

How to handle multiple containers with a Node.js and Postgres example

Francesco Ciulla · Aug 13, 2021

AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) vs. API Gateway: Which is Better?

AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) vs. API Gateway: Which is Better?

How do AWS Application Load Balancers and API Gateway compare in terms of features?

Jay Allen · Aug 12, 2021

How to persist data in Docker: Volumes

How to persist data in Docker: Volumes

What are Docker Volumes and why do we need them? Two Examples

Francesco Ciulla · Aug 5, 2021

Local CRUD API Express App with Docker in 5 min

Local CRUD API Express App with Docker in 5 min

A local CRUD Express API Docker-ized in 5 min

Zayd Simjee · Jul 27, 2021

Hello World Express App with Docker

Hello World Express App with Docker

Step-by-step process of Dockerization of a Node.js application, using Express as the application framework

Zayd Simjee · Jul 16, 2021

Introducing TinyStacks

Introducing TinyStacks

A new way to launch anything in your AWS cloud. Deploy scalable apps instantly

Zayd Simjee · Jun 25, 2021

Launch an Express Typescript Server on AWS that updates on "git push"

Launch an Express Typescript Server on AWS that updates on "git push"

A simple guide to run any service on AWS with a CI/CD pipeline

Zayd Simjee · Jun 24, 2021

Easy Load Testing: Piece of Mind on a Budget

Easy Load Testing: Piece of Mind on a Budget

Everyone should be load testing. Here's how to do it using freely available command line tools.

Zayd Simjee · Jun 21, 2021

AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) vs API Gateway - Pricing

AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) vs API Gateway - Pricing

ALB and API Gateway have different feature sets. But how do they compare when it comes to pricing? A cost breakdown - and our recommendations.

Zayd Simjee · Jun 14, 2021

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