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todayNovember 25, 2022

industry Jake

9 ways to give access to an internal tool

The following is a work of fiction. However all the solutions are real things I’ve attempted in my time as a Cloud Consultant. Image this, you’re minding your own business when an empowered developer pops out of nowhere. They need to get an application deployed. You begin to open your [...]


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todayNovember 25, 2022

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industry Jake

9 ways to give access to an internal tool

The following is a work of fiction. However all the solutions are real things I’ve attempted in my time as a Cloud Consultant. Image this, you’re minding your own business when an empowered developer pops out of nowhere. They need to get an application deployed. You begin to open your ...

todayMarch 28, 2022

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industry Jake

Helping engineers make better estimates

One insight that I’ve found pretty ubiquitous in my career is that engineers hate being made to provide estimates on things. Still, in my role selling consulting engagements and projects, estimates were almost always needed and engineering input has been essential in making them. As an engineering leader, I’ve developed ...

todayMarch 6, 2021

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cloud + industry Jake

Critiquing cloud lockin

I hear a lot of talk about cloud lockin. I hear it from people with self funded startups, authors on tech blogs and developers. The argument I hear most is that if you start using cloud native tooling, you’ll become dependent on it, accumulate tech debt and be forever burdened. ...

todayNovember 2, 2020

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industry + secure development Jake

Calling the brute(force) squad

I got this picture in my family chat recently with a the question “is this correct?” The short answer is “kinda”. The long answer is this blog post 🙂 What is Brute Forcing Put simply, brute forcing means that a password is guessed. This is as opposed to it having ...

todayJuly 31, 2020

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industry Jake

Security doesn’t have to be a blocker

A few months ago during a conversation at a secops event, the topic of granting exceptions came up. One of the attendees was shared his dismay. “Management is always steamrolling me” he complained, “people are just being lazy, they should be able to do it right” and added “if it ...