Plug: A Cloud Guru / Ryan Kroonenberg

I signed up for Ryan Kroonenberg’s course on AWS a while back and it has really been worth my time.  Ryan is a great instructor and always ready to answer any questions.   I highly recommend that you get up to speed on AWS even if your current situation is perpendicular to cloud.  You will lean a ton of good stuff!

A Cloud Guru

Update:  A Cloud Guru is now offering tutorials on GCP,  the Google Cloud Platform.




Shiny Object Syndrome

The latest-greatest-shiny-thing syndrome is prevalent in almost all industries but IT in particular seems to have an affinity for this time-wasting circus side attraction.   If you’ve ever sat thru a presentation where the sales guy explains “this will simplify your coding/devops/monitoring” etc.  you have seen this in action.   Adding more complexity to your platform does not simplify it.  The following article is a great case in  point.

You probably don’t need AI/ML. You can make do with well written SQL scripts

Or this article laying out the failures of Docker:

Docker is the dangerous gamble which we will regret

Or this…

Command-line Tools can be 235x Faster than your Hadoop Cluster