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How to break the “senior engineer” career ceiling

I have met many engineers whose career progression seemingly stops at “senior engineer”. It happens for many reasons: They found their sweet spot. Many engineers simply don’t want to be promoted. They love the project they are working on and enjoys being the subject matter expert in their domain. All they want is more of …

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Weekly update 36

Hello, welcome to another weekly update! I’m trying out a new format to do this via video, hope you enjoy it :-) Links Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theburningmonk Consulting services: https://theburningmonk.com/hire-me New posts The why, when, how of API Gateway service proxies Where does SLS plugin stops and platform starts My advice to junior developers Open source updates …

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Weekly update 35

Hi, welcome to another weekly update! Let’s work together in 2020 Are you still on the fence about serverless and need strategic guidance on how best to safely introduce serverless to your organization and reap its benefits? Are your engineers lacking experiences with AWS and serverless and you need help upskilling the teams? Or maybe …

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Weekly update 34

Hi, welcome to another weekly update! Let’s welcome back Blue Matador as this month’s sponsor! Blue Matador is monitoring alert automation for AWS and Kubernetes environments. Our proactive alerts take the time and toil out of monitoring. Trying to understand baselines and thresholds, and configuring alerts, especially in black boxes like Lambda and K8s, requires …

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Weekly update 32

Hi, welcome to another weekly update :-) Let’s welcome Snap.hr as this month’s sponsor! Snap.hr is a transparent job hunting platform built for developers by developers. On Snap.hr, 3rd party recruiters are banned, and companies are always up front about the role and salary. Snap puts developers in the driving seat, so you never feel hassled …

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Weekly update 31

Hi, welcome to another weekly update :-) New posts Getting the most out of CloudWatch Logs. In this post, I took a deep dive into the CloudWatch Logs service, looking at how it works, its features (including metric filters and CloudWatch Logs Insights) as well as limitations. How to do blue-green deployment for Step Functions. …

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Weekly update 30

Hi, welcome to another weekly update :-) Let’s welcome Blue Matador as this month’s sponsor! Blue Matador is monitoring alert automation for AWS and Kubernetes environments. Our proactive alerts take the time and toil out of monitoring. Trying to understand baselines and thresholds, and configuring alerts, especially in black boxes like Lambda and K8s, requires …

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