I have a t-shirt that says “There Is No Cloud, It’s Just Someone Elses’s Computer”, I also have that same quote on a sticker on the laptop I’m writing this on. It’s a good gag and it’s a view I used to subscribe to but it’s not really true. It’s fair to say that public clouds run on someone elses’s computer but that’s a big distinction. There’s a million articles . . .
Immutable Infrastructure became the new buzzword of DevOps teams a few years ago (around the time that Cattle Not Pets became the decisive philosophy of those same teams) and is one that makes perfect sense. In order for Infrastructure as Code mentalities to be properly executed we need to think of infrastructures (and in particular Cloud Infrastructure) less as nodes to be manually configured and more as abstract objects which . . .
I’m just going to throw it out there, I love working with security, cryptography and certificates. it wasn’t always that way and like a lot of people I used to recoil in horror of the idea of having to work with certificates. In my experience that’s not an uncommon scenario to be in, it’s almost a universally loathed task to have to work with certs and it boils down to . . .