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[NEW TALK] Automated Testing for Terraform, Docker, Packer, Kubernetes, and More

I’m happy to share with you the video and slides from my QCon talk on how to test infrastructure code! This talk is a step-by-step, live-coding class on how to w...

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Lessons learned from losing 50 lbs

On January 10, 2019, I weighed in at 223 lbs. On October 20, I weighed in at 173 lbs. That’s 50 pounds lost (22.7 kg) in 10 months.

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Terraform: Up & Running, 2nd edition has been published!

Terraform: Up & Running, 2nd edition, has been published! The 2nd edition is nearly double the length of the 1st edition (~160 more pages), including two com...

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How we got to $1 million in annual recurring revenue with $0 in fundraising

In March, 2016, Josh and I each took $2,500, put it in a bank account, and filed the paperwork to found Gruntwork. That $5,000—the minimum you need to open most b...

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The 10:1 rule of writing and programming

Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law. — Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach

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How we built a distributed, self-funded, family-friendly, profitable startup

We started Gruntwork in 2016 with two goals: (1) make it 10x easier to understand, build, and deploy software and (2) build a company where we can work on intere...

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Reusable, composable, battle-tested Terraform modules

Listen up, developers. You are not special. Your infrastructure is not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You have the same tech debt as everyone else. So why are...

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Yak Shaving Series #1: All I need is a little bit of disk space

I just published the first entry in The Yak Shaving Series, where we share stories of some of the unexpected, bizarre, painful, and time-consuming problems we’ve...

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Introducing: The Yak Shaving Series

Today, we are kicking off a series of blog posts where we share the pain of DevOps through short stories: Introducing: The Yak Shaving Series.

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