AWS X-Ray for Distributed Tracing in AWS ECS

AWS X-Ray for Distributed Tracing in AWS ECS

What is AWS X-Ray? X-Ray is AWS's cloud-native service for distributed tracing. It provides real-time visualization of service maps based on traffic flowing through the applications. X-Ray allows for both pushing and pulling of its trace data into X-Ray. This...

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Meetup: Unleashing Deploy Velocity with Feature Flags

Feature Flags Like many engineering teams, SPS Commerce has been on a journey to Agile and DevOps over the past decade. Consistently, one of the strongest enablers to a more frictionless DevOps culture and experience has been the decoupling of...

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TLS 1.0 & 1.1 Docker Container Support

If your anything like the rest of the DEV teams in the world you know doubt have had some exposure to dealing with TLS 1.2 support for the many dependencies and applications you integrate with. There is a strong likelihood...

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Dependency Management with Dependabot

Dependency Management with Dependabot

Problem No matter what language or package manager, dependency management in most projects suffer from many of the same problems: Evaluating incoming security risks associated with packages in your project never really happens.Latest dependencies are added when a project starts,...

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ASP.NET Core Default Logging Sucks!

ASP.NET Core Default Logging Sucks!

If you have or plan on doing anything constructive with your log output from a default ASP.NET Core Web Application you have probably come quickly to the conclusion that the default logging leaves a lot to be desired! Just take...

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AWS ALB Routing Algorithm Performance

AWS ALB Routing Algorithm Performance

Certain AWS components (and cloud components in general) do amazing jobs at simplifying our lives as developers who just want their infrastructure to be there. I can have a first-class layer 7 load balancer ready to use in my application...

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6 Software Architecture Trends from 2019

I once again had the opportunity to present at the Brampton DevOps / Cloud Computing Meeting. This session was focused on a series of rapid-fire lightning talks. There were a few really great talks on "Automating Legacy" and "Next.js with...

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