Case Study: Micro-services using Erlang

At the Erlang User Conference 2017 (EUC17) in Stockholm Sweden, I presented our experience of how Alert Logic moved to a new micro-services architecture using our preferred programming language: Erlang.

Alert Logic had been using Erlang for years before, but we really did not have a holistic platform for building applications. A small team of us went off and build a new product for the company, and in doing so build a new application platform using micro-services patterns and written in the Erlang programming language.

You can watch a recording of the presentation below, as well as review the slide deck.

 

Lessons Learned on using Chef from Development to Production

Over the past six-months, my team at Alert Logic started and deployed a project where we made heavy use of the Chef infrastructure automation tool. We decided to use Chef from the ground up in our development cycle, from initial coding and testing all the way through final production deployment. Here are some important lessons we learned from the experience.