Blog Posts

December 24, 2020
Heroku Dynos: Standard vs Performance
An analysis of web request latency from Heroku's difference dyno sizes. Spoiler: use performance if latency matters.
May 29, 2020
Effective CloudFormation
CloudFormation is a huge technology; we highlight the best bits that every devops engineer needs to know.
April 11, 2020
CloudFormation Quick create: Creating an S3 Bucket and IAM User
CloudFormation's "Quick Create stack" features simplifies AWS for novice users.
February 14, 2020
S3 Throughput: Scans vs Indexes
A comparison of S3 throughput with many requests for small files or one request for a large file.
January 21, 2020
Binary Diffs on JAR Files with s3patch
Deep dive on how we chose between bsdiff and xdelta3 for binary diffs for s3patch, a tool for patching files on S3.
December 30, 2019
AWS API Gateway Example
Tutorial walking through how to build a REST API using AWS components.
November 6, 2019
Hello, WARC: Common Crawl code samples
Code samples and benchmarks for processing Common Crawl WARC files in Python, Java, Go and Node.