Accelerating Your Career with Amazon’s Magic Loop: A DevOps Engineer’s Guide to Success

On my blog today, I’m excited to share a transformative career framework I recently discovered, dubbed “The Magic Loop,” originally presented by Ethan Evans which I read about over at Lenny’s Newsletter, a notable figure with an extensive career at Amazon. During his tenure, Ethan not only played a pivotal role in creating iconic services …

Mastering Negotiations in DevOps: The Chris Voss Approach

In the dynamic world of DevOps, where collaboration and communication are as crucial as the latest automation tool, the art of negotiation takes center stage. Enter Chris Voss, a former FBI hostage negotiator, whose strategies in “Never Split the Difference” can be just as effective in navigating the complexities of DevOps environments as they are …

Streamlining AWS EC2 Management: A Python Script for Enhanced Instance Access

In today’s cloud-centric world, managing AWS EC2 instances efficiently is paramount for DevOps engineers and system administrators. To streamline this process, I’ve developed a versatile Python script that not only simplifies listing and managing EC2 instances but also introduces a user-friendly way to filter and access your instances directly. This guide will walk you through …

Automating EC2 Instance Backups with Python

Managing backups for Amazon EC2 instances is a crucial task for any system administrator or DevOps engineer. Regular backups ensure that critical data is not lost in the event of an instance failure, accidental deletion, or other disasters. In this article, we’ll explore how to automate the backup process for EC2 instances using Python, leveraging …

Harnessing James Clear’s “Atomic Habits” for Excellence in DevOps: A Personal Journey

Embracing Small Changes for Big Results In the dynamic world of technology, adapting and evolving is not just a choice, but a necessity. As a DevOps Engineer, I understand this better than most. Recently, I found myself struggling in a new role, feeling like I was falling behind in a field that is always on …

A Lesson in Patience: Why Rushing a Release Candidate to Production Can Backfire

Introduction: In the realm of software development, the line between success and setback is often defined by the decisions we make under pressure. Let’s explore a hypothetical scenario – one that any of us could encounter – where a release candidate (RC) is rushed into production, leading to a cascade of challenges. The Hypothetical Scenario: …

Streamlining AWS Instance Management with a Custom CLI Script

Introduction In the dynamic world of cloud computing, efficient management of cloud resources is a key concern for DevOps professionals. Particularly for those managing AWS environments, the ability to quickly assess and organize information about EC2 instances is invaluable. In this article, I will share a custom script that I developed to streamline this process …

How to Copy a Folder from a Specific Git Commit to a Local Directory using Git Archive and Tar

Here is a tutorial that explains how to copy a folder from a specific commit in a Git repository to a local directory using the git archive and tar commands: Replace <commit_hash> with the hash of the commit that contains the folder you want to copy. You can find the commit hash using git log. …