Data Encryption Takeaways from an AWS Public Sector Transformation Day by Sikandar

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Engineers at Automation Logic (AL) are fortunate to be involved with a multitude of projects within various client sites, some of which are within the public sector. These projects make extensive use of Amazon Web Services (AWS), whether to meet application or networking infrastructure requirements. Thus, events held by those at AWS are a great […]

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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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Where do delays start?

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Delays are a problem for almost everyone that has ever worked in the IT industry, even with the best team and a generous budget it can be difficult to avoid them. Especially in the highly regulated industries which we’re so familiar with. Its rarely one person’s fault, so is there something that can be done […]

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AL Python Meetup by Martyn Pratt

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The Python meetup gang I love Python. It is easily my favourite programming language, so I decided to organise a meetup to teach and have a play with it along with some of my AL colleagues. Python is an interpreted programming language that comes bundled with almost all modern Unix-like operating systems (Mac OS, Linux […]

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The Women Of The DevOps Academy: On Inclusivity At AL

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In 2018 Automation Logic won Best Workplace For Women in the Small Business category of Great Places To Work as well as the third Best Workplace in the UK overall.  We know how important it is to have a truly inclusive workforce and we are always on the look-out for new ways to broaden the […]

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Academy to Industry

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Today we’re talking to Jonathan and Bobby, from our latest DevOps Academy Graduate intake to hear more about how the Academy set them up for life as an engineer. They’ve been working as Junior Consulting Engineers now and have both spent time working on client site for Government projects. We started by asking them how […]

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The Logic behind Automation

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Today we’re speaking to Vlad Moraru about the thought process behind any Automation Project he begins. When it comes to automation, the goal is generally to simplify processes with the added benefit of cutting time, cost, and margin for human error. But preparing and implementing automation systems still requires a lot of thought process, so […]

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