The Honest Engineer: What you don’t know by George Cairns

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Why transferring knowledge is easy, but transferring insight is hard. Acquiring Insight. Story Time: One way that AL engineers demonstrate the insight we’ve gained through experience is when we realise that an old technical solution might work in a new context. As an 18 year old nerd from Bolton, in 1998 I got my first […]

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3 Top Tips for Creating Environments in Terraform by James Atha

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Terraform, and infrastructure-as-code, in general, are an essential tool in the DevOps arsenal.  They can provide the means to create a stable pipeline of environments through which developers can safely test their applications, and – if handled correctly – offer the potential of fast, one-click deployments of full environments with minimal effort.  To get to […]

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Centralising IAM Roles & Policies

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IAM a Mess Often times when looking through CloudFormation example templates online, we will tend to notice that IAM roles and policies are coded alongside the resource they are attached to, embedded into the same template. In most circumstances, that is perfectly fine – having IAM resources in the same CloudFormation template as your resources […]

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Automation for the Win

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Imagine a bitter, cold January day. People at the office are just starting to settle into the post-holiday work-life, still recuperating from the many holiday food comas and parties. Then suddenly, panic – a large group of about 600 caseworkers are not able to carry out their vital work because of an internal network issue.  […]

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