My company is in the awkward phase of small-transitioning-to-medium-sized. This means we’re small enough to not need (or want to spend money on) huge enterprise-class systems, but big enough to need to automate some stuff.
I’m a big fan of GitHub (and was a fan of Sourceforge back when it was what all the cool kids were using), but there’s one limitation that I’ve run into a few times that can be very frustrating, and that’s the inability to share deploy keys across multiple repos.
If you find yourself using Amazon SES for sending outgoing emails in a PHP web app, getting everything set up is much simpler than it may seem. In my case, this was on an AWS Linux image, but it will work on any Fedora/CentOS AMI.
Infographics are hot right now, and I couldn’t be happier. Data visualization has always been fascinating to me, so much so that I was featured in FastCompany Magazine in February talking about how much I love it. (Yeah, I know. Pathetically shameless plug. Get over it.)
I love AWS, but the way my company works, we often find ourselves in a position where we have to pass hosting costs through to the client, and Amazon doesn’t give you any basic utility in the console to do just that.
I wasn’t actually planning on writing this post, but was inspired by a friend whose tech company has decided to enter the blogging space. He was an infrequent blogger before, waiting until he felt he had something he really needed to say. Then he’d spend hours and hours on a