Running a static site for free with Azure Blob Storage and Cloudflare

Lately, it feels like there’s an arms race in the “cheap static hosting” space. In today’s blog, I share my current favourite approach, using Azure Blob Storage and Cloudflare. I explain the problems I’ve encountered with other Blob Storage approaches, as well as how they can be overcome using Cloudflare. Oh, and it costs less and £0.01 per month. Intrigued? Read on…

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The Joy of Serverless

Today’s post is a little bit different to usual. I want to address a discrepancy between how aficionados talk about serverless and how it’s covered in written material. In this post, I shall unashamedly extoll the subjective (perhaps even emotional) virtues of serverless software development. I shall draw on some quotes from members of the serverless community and discuss what it is about serverless that makes it so joyful.

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9 things Westworld can teach us about software engineering

Watching Westworld recently, I couldn’t stop seeing parallels with software engineering. In particular, the series is rife with cautionary tales about how not to do software development. In this article, I’ll share 9 lessons we can take from the show to improve the effectiveness of software engineering teams – and hopefully prevent them from going “full Westworld”…

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