Velocity Data Not Available: 10 steps to estimate feature delivery dates

A technique for estimating feature delivery dates when velocity data is not available but the scope of features/epics/stories is well defined.

Owen Chung

Docker multistage builds: a minimal pipeline as code

Using later features of Docker to implement pipeline-as-code

Have you wanted to get started with pipeline as code, but don’t have a CI/CD server? Want to do more with Docker than just putting code into containers? This post is for you

Colin Panisset

Using cfn-lint to validate IAM Resources in AWS

Highly recommended for any automation engineer who wants to control their Cloudformation via a pipeline.

Jason Keane

CloudFormation Deep Dive

There are a few key criteria I look for in CloudFormation - If I’m in a multi-account strategy then I must be able to deploy the CloudFormation in all accounts and/or regions. Additionally I must be able to stand up multiple copies of the same stack in the same VPC and account and/or regions.

Trent Hornibrook

Disrupting an industry to help the little guys grow

How iRexchange leverage AWS to rapidly bring a nimble, game-changing platform to market.

Sian Hughes

Scaling AWS ECS services with Alarms, Target tracking & CloudFormation

The topic of ECS autoscaling is a vast area of heated discussions and broken dreams.

Stan Yudin

DynamoDB Autoscaling with CloudFormation

Autoscaling DynamoDB capacity for fun and profit.

Automatic scaling of the provisioned capacity in the DynamoDB can be confusing at times. Let’s examine resources needed to configure autoscaling and the limitations it brings.

Stan Yudin

Replacing Packer With KitchenCI and a Rakefile

An introduction to creating validated AMIs without using Packer.

Don't get me wrong, I love the HashiCorp products. I've been a Vagrant user since way back in my BC (Before Cloud) days and have continued a strong run of success backing the HashiCorp team. But the biggest issue I have is ensuring that the images created through Packer are worthy of being promoted along a delivery pipeline.

This post is about using KitchenCI, InSpec and a small Rakefile to create an enhanced AWS Machine Image (AMI) creation and validation workflow.

Steve Mactaggart

Recognising the fallacy of a single root cause

when something goes wrong it’s often tempting to attribute it to a single root cause

Think back to a successful deployment or a project and try and attribute the success to a single thing. It seems ridiculous, and that’s because it is. It’s easy to see that many things that had to go right for success.

Tom Partington

An Introduction to Web Performance Optimisation

Practical steps for reducing costs and improving the user experience.

This is an excerpt from a talk I gave at LASTConf Melbourne 2017 on Web Performance Optimisation.

Tom Partington