AWS EBS Burst Behaviour in EC2 and RDS with GP2 volumes

27 October 2021 • 5 min read

Reading and writing data on EC2 and RDS instances can be complicated by several variable limits. Which limits are these, where are they detailed, and how do they interact?

Experiments in Docker & APT

5 February 2020 • 5 min read

To test my intuition of time-consuming parts of a Docker image build pipeline, I formed a hypothesis and tested it with a basic experimental approach.

YOW! Takeaways: Cultivating Production Excellence

19 January 2020 • 3 min read

Liz Fong-Jones gave a compelling presentation on empowering DevOps teams to look after systems with strategy and confidence. These were my takeaways from the session.

Complexity in Software Design

18 November 2019 • 4 min read

Complexity is a natural part of software design, but directly opposes effective software development. How can it be effectively managed? Based on John Ousterhout's book, A Philosophy of Software Design.