Recent articles

Here are the most recent articles I wrote. They grow up so fast.

If you create knowledge, do it for free

Posted Monday November 02, 2020

Walled gardens and pretty flowers I suppose I have been one of these numerous people to sport a Medium blog back in the day. I am not too proud about it since I am an avid consumer of blog posts and subject to more and more of Medium’s limitations. You surely have seen those too, around the corner of a React post or a rant about some hyped technology. I am here talking about pay-to-read and other fantasies.

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And so I started using an Ad Blocker

Posted Wednesday June 03, 2020

Edit (14th of July 2020): Allow rules in uBlock Origin’s Dynamic Filtering feature have been hidden1 due to them being misunderstood by the user base. This article has been updated accordingly. Bad feelings and feeling bad I will openly admit something: I always go above and beyond to reduce the amount of telemetry that gets sent to various providers. While I am on the topic of confessions, I also strive to make my devices more performant. So you will not be surprised when I tell you that I believe we can find performance in minimalism; we send and receive a...

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AWS Competency Program: a focus on excellence

Posted Wednesday December 04, 2019

Words of notice: This is an article I wrote for Gekko. Many thanks for their consent to sharing this story here. Gekko @ re:Invent 2019 – Wednesday, December 4rd of 2019 The program As an organization, possessing an AWS Competency means being able to prove your expertise in a specific field. It means becoming a partner of choice for companies that would like to rely on AWS to meet their expectations. It means showing creativity in solving the most complex problems, those for which there is no answer yet. It means being officially recognized by AWS for these reasons, standing...

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Amazon CodeGuru: quality before all else

Posted Tuesday December 03, 2019

Words of notice: This is an article I wrote for Gekko. Many thanks for their consent to sharing this story here. Gekko @ re:Invent 2019 – Tuesday, December 3rd of 2019 An artistic blur of quality The notion of code quality is paradoxically one of the elements that divide development teams, but which nevertheless exposes fundamental notions that have been anchored for decades in the field. At the turn of a conversation between followers of Software Craftsmanship, we can hear about technical debt, dead code elimination or, for the most subtle, cyclomatic complexity. Developing a service requires writing code. Every...

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EC2 Image builder: building EC2 AMIs the AWS way

Posted Monday December 02, 2019

Words of notice: This is an article I wrote for Gekko. Many thanks for their consent to sharing this story here. Gekko @ re:Invent 2019 – Monday, December 2nd of 2019 The issue with image building Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud or EC2 is one of the AWS top services. Its scope in terms of covered needs is immense and grows constantly with the introduction of new variants of operating systems, services and additional hardware. When a service is that ubiquitous, it becomes a standard and naturally forms its ecosystem. Today, this new feature concerns one of the weakest links of...

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