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Keeping Customers Informed During Incidents with Prometheus

Maintaining customer satisfaction during incidents is crucial for any business. In this blogpost, Piotr shares how we leverage Prometheus to expose business metrics in a secure and cost-effective way to keep customers informed and happy during those stressful situations.

May 24, 2023

Blogs · 4 min

.tech Podcast - The core components of container systems

Michael Kerrisk is a Linux expert and trainer. He joins us to explain what containers are and deep dive into the four core components of containers: namespaces, capabilities, cgroups and seccomp. He also draws parallels on how they are used by Docker to power container systems as we know them today.

May 17, 2023

Blogs · 5 min

How to inspect & manipulate network packets in AWS with Gateway Load Balancer

In this post, Michał walks you through a sample setup of the AWS Gateway Load Balancer. We will provision the infrastructure using Terraform, write a simple virtual appliance application and show it all in action. He demonstrates how this service can be used to route network traffic through a virtual appliance where each network packet can be inspected, modified, or dropped.

May 11, 2023

Blogs · 6 min

Secrets management in build and deployment pipelines

In his previous post about bootstrapping engineering organisations, Andy Kuszyk identified secrets management as one of the key challenges that need to be tackled early on in growing organisations. In this post, he dives deeper into this topic and discusses two secrets management patterns: injecting secrets with Terraform and issuing them with a central secrets manager.

May 4, 2023

Blogs · 4 min

.tech Podcast - Building and maintaining External Secrets Operator

Moritz Johner and Lucas Severo Alves are maintainers for the popular External Secrets Operator open-source project. They join us to share their open-source journeys and teach us how to get secrets management right. They also give us an overview of how their project can make your life as a developer easier.

April 12, 2023

Blogs · 5 min

What is the life of an Incident Manager?

David Macarthur gives us a peek into his life as an Incident Manager at Form3. He explains what incident management is, how to effectively prepare for incidents and the role of incident managers when incidents do occur. Investing in good Incident Management is essential to operating a good business and David shares his thoughts on how to do just that.

April 5, 2023

Blogs · 4 min

Bootstrapping a successful engineering organisation

In this blog post, Andy Kuszyk identifies the main themes in the organisation bootstrapping process by reflecting on the elements of Form3's makeup which are so successful. There are lots of ways of thinking about this, and he groups different components of a functioning engineering organisation into three themes: Day One, Day Two and Considerations.

March 29, 2023

Blogs · 4 min

.tech Podcast - Internal Developer Platform

Kaspar Von Grünberg is a the CEO and founder of Humanitec. He joins us to discuss what an Internal Developer Platform is and what to focus on when you're building your own. Finally, he provides an overview of Humanitec's platform, which provides open-source tools you can use when you're building your own IDP.

March 15, 2023

Blogs · 3 min

Introduction Ethical Hacking

No system is free of security vulnerabilities, which can be exploited to gain access to restricted resources. Ethical hackers are our allies, using the same techniques as malicious actors to help us find and fix the security vulnerabilities of our systems. In this short introductory article, we explore: the different types of hackers, the goals of ethical hacking and the main activities of ethical hackers.

March 2, 2023

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