In Part I, I introduced us to the concept of IAC(Infrastructure as Code) using Terraform, and we explored the awesomeness of Terraform. While the code we used in Part I for provisioning a simple server did work very well, the system we eventually provisioned is hardly a scalable system and...

In the last couple of years, there has been a strong advocacy for remote work and how it a)improve employees productivity and b)is fast becoming the future of work. Technology companies, especially startups add remote work as one of their benefits. But things aren’t always rosy in the remote land....

Introduction In the last couple of months, I have been obsessed with automation, workflows and infrastructure as code. This obsession led me to explore tools like Ansible and a little bit of Chef and how to better apply them to my everyday work. In the last few weeks, I have...

Recently, an old project of mine died mysteriously—I don’t think so, things rarely die mysteriously, something had gone wrong; MySQL wasn’t running and there was a potential data loss. What was more frustrating about this was the fact that I had procrastinated the database replication and backup for the longest...

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on the need to hire a tech lead when you consider outsourcing your engineering. This article sparked some interesting conversation and one was about pull requests(PR) and code reviews(CR) and how it should be approached. Today, I will try to talk about...