My name is Brandur Leach (@brandur). I'm an engineer at Stripe, and am interested in service engineering, APIs, Vim, Tmux, Ruby, Go, terminal productivity, running, fixed gear riding, history, urban design, and metal.
The Intrinsic Static Site
Building a static site on AWS with a global CDN, free HTTPS with automatic certificate renewal, and a CI-based deployment process powered by GitHub pull requests.
Notes on Go
Notes on the language after spending a few weeks building a large project in it.
A Guide to Free CA-Signed Certificates
Getting a certificate that most browsers would accept used to be difficult and expensive, but that's changing as we enter a relative golden age of web encryption. Read this for options for getting certificates issued for free.
My Heroku Values
Some of my favorite practices and ideas from almost four years at Heroku.
Exploring Object Hierarchies in Psql
Using backslash commands in psql to navigate and describe object hierarchy in Postgres and Redshift.
Older articles are available here.
Life Without Mediators
Not Hosted Here
A Glance at Kubernetes
Older fragments are available here.