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Mark Siebert

Mark is a full-stack engineer who cut his teeth on professional software development at Lucid Software where he specialized in building scalable backend systems. He's a huge fan of open source software and is one of the primary authors of Relate (database access library) and Cumulus (AWS infrastructure management). Mark loves watching shows with his wife, studying Chinese, and hunting Minecraft chickens.

AWS, Lambda

How to Monitor AWS Lambda with CloudWatch
By Mark Siebert on July 1, 2020

Since Amazon released AWS Lambda in late 2014, the notion of serverless applications and function-as-a-service has steadily gained steam. Being able to focus on application code and...

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AWS

How to Monitor Amazon SQS with CloudWatch
By Mark Siebert on April 15, 2020

Amazon SQS is a message queuing service that allows you to send and receive huge numbers of messages from a queue using a simple API. Using Amazon SQS, without setting up any...

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Azure

How to Create an Azure Monitor Alert
By Mark Siebert on November 5, 2019

Azure Monitor gathers performance metrics from your various Azure resources and allows you to explore those metrics through visualizations. It also allows you to manually create alerts...

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AWS, Blue Matador

Monitoring Amazon RDS with Blue Matador
By Mark Siebert on October 29, 2019

Amazon RDS allows you to easily run databases in AWS without actually having to manage database servers. Since your databases are critical to the health of your application, properly...

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AWS, Blue Matador

Monitoring Amazon ECS with Blue Matador
By Mark Siebert on October 22, 2019

Amazon ECS allows you to easily run containers in AWS in units called tasks. Groups of identical tasks are called services, and groups of services running on the same infrastructure are...

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Startup CTO

Startup CTO: How to Onboard a New Software Engineer
By Mark Siebert on October 1, 2019

Once you’ve hired a software engineer, it’s easy to feel like the recruiting process is over. However, the first few days and weeks of your new engineer’s experience are critical to...

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