Life at AL: From a Senior Engineer

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Piotr Grześkowiak has been at Automation Logic for just over five years, starting out in our DevOps Academy after graduating in Computer Science with Information Security. During those 5  years, he’s gone from an engineer in training to a well respected senior engineer, trusted by the whole company. Piotr’s been on three Central Government client […]

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How AL and the Industry has changed

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We interviewed AL’s co-founders Kris & Norm about their journey building Automation Logic into the business it is over the last 12 years. From the values they’ve set in place, to the struggles they’ve faced. And obviously, because it’s pretty difficult not to mention it these days, the impact covid had. 

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Empowering Women at AL

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3 common experiences highlighted among women in tech Women are still in the minority in tech There is an unmet demand for female role models in STEM and Tech? Gender imbalance in tech is equal across all size organisations  (Source: Women in Tech Industry) And yet, McKinsey analysis found that companies in the top quartile […]

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FUNdamentals of remote Team Management by Martyn Pratt

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In 2020, at that confusing time in life when the pandemic was a new word in our vocabularies,  I wrote a blog for Automation Logic that laid out our initial plan of how we would tackle the uncertainty of the initial stages of lock-down. We focused on 5 topics 1- Trusting and empowering people 2- […]

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Why Application Migration isn’t the Goal, but it will help you reach your Goals

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Every company has their own individual goals, but app migration will help you reach them.  By Adam Jasinski Workload Migration is an enablement for long term business sustainability. The drivers are typically derived from a long-term strategy, focusing on long-term goals such as Cost, Agility, Security and Governance.  The products that bring value to your […]

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About terraform modules: An explainer by George Tarnaras

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If you’re reading this then I guess you’re in the middle of refactoring your terraform code, trying to make it reusable, easier to maintain and actually be proud enough to share it with others! Writing reusable code in the form of modules can be a challenging task, so we will try to explain some basics […]

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A DevOps engineer’s data dabbling by Luke Wiltshire

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As a consulting engineer at AL, my bread and butter for the last three years has been the likes of Terraform, Ansible and Jenkins. These are all tools which are fairly simple in principle, but have plenty of quirks and unintended uses which can keep an engineer learning/engaged/frustrated for some time. For a couple of […]

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CloudFormation Shared Components by Patrick Marques

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CloudFormation is the AWS native way of describing Infrastructure as Code, it is a simple and easy way to deploy almost all types of resources while AWS takes care of their lifecycle. For example, we can easily create, delete or update an EC2 instance by changing properties in a CloudFormation template. Unfortunately, in some circumstances, […]

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Takeaways from Cloud Solutions 2020 Conference

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Procuring Cloud Solutions in the Public Sector In 2019 the NHS Shared Business Services Cloud Solutions Framework was officially launched. You might ask, why another framework? Put simply it’s to provide the most straight-forward, OJEU compliant route for the NHS and the wider public sector to purchase cloud solutions.  Following a rigorous exercise to evaluate […]

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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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