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Matthew Barlocker

Matthew is a software engineer who knows the pain of being oncall. He founded Blue Matador to provide a proactive monitoring tool to oncall engineers.

Kubernetes

My first Kubernetes cluster: Amazon EKS review + tutorial
By Matthew Barlocker on August 11, 2020

During my career, I’ve taken part in many on-call rotations and post-mortems. The longest on-call rotation I’ve ever had — no breaks, vacations, or holidays — lasted for a whopping 2.5...

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AWS

How to deploy an app to AWS: App automation and optimization
By Matthew Barlocker on May 19, 2020

Hey there. Welcome to the fifth and final installment in our series on successfully deploying an app to AWS with the least effort. In previous weeks, we've focused on: Getting started ...

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How to deploy an app to AWS: Route 53 and DNS explained
By Matthew Barlocker on May 12, 2020

This is part four in our series on how to deploy an app to AWS with the least effort. The series covers: Getting started Preventive measures App security Route 53 and DNS explained...

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How to deploy an app to AWS: App security
By Matthew Barlocker on May 7, 2020

Note: This is the third post in our series on properly deploying an app to AWS with the least effort. Our other posts cover: Getting started Preventive measures App security (this post)

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What is AWS CloudWatch?
By Matthew Barlocker on April 29, 2020

There’s a lot out there about Amazon CloudWatch already, but since Amazon’s default EC2 monitoring service pushes regular updates, most of what you’ll find will be dated (last updated:...

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How to deploy an app to AWS: Preventive measures
By Matthew Barlocker on April 28, 2020

This blog is part two of our series on launching an app to AWS. Other posts in this series: Getting started Preventive measures (this post) App security Route 53 and DNS explained ...

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