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Reflections on Learning Rust By Building Punchtop

Ryan Lopopolo | January 27, 2019
To learn Rust, I implemented an audio game. There were some things I liked and some things I didn't. Some things were easy and some were hard. And there were plenty of libraries that were a joy to use.

Social Coding 2018 Recap

Ryan Lopopolo | December 28, 2018
I contributed to open source more than I ever have in 2018; but there is a lot I can do to improve.

Postmortem: 502s During Parameter Store Rollout

Ryan Lopopolo | November 16, 2018
Terraform misconfiguration of SSM PrivateLink endpoint completely brings down hyperbo.la.

Blue-Green Deployments With Autoscaling Groups and Terraform

Ryan Lopopolo | November 05, 2018
Moving blue-green deployments into terraform-managed autoscaling groups makes rolling out new AMIs easier.

AWS Is Your Org Chart

Ryan Lopopolo | October 27, 2018
Your AWS infrastructure is designed by your org chart. Alignment comes from increased communication and accountability.

Productive Engineering–Finance Partnership

Ryan Lopopolo | October 27, 2018
A successful partnership between Engineering and Finance creates better business outcomes.