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 Case For A Go Worker Pool
Error handling and fragility; or why a worker pool belongs in Go's standard library.
- Postgres Hacking
The missing README for how to get started with Postgres development.
- AWS Islands
The case for a concerted effort to build a powerful, but streamlined, platform on AWS.
- 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.
Older articles are available here.
- Apple Bedtime
Apple's new addition to the iOS Clock app is a step closer to the ideal alarm clock.
- Deep Work & Concentration
On the modern age's ongoing assault on our concentration and thinking about problems in depth.
- OpenAPI 2.0
Some thoughts on OpenAPI 2.0 after putting together a definition for Stripe's API.
- Postgres 9.5 on Travis CI
A recipe for getting Postgres 9.5 up and running on Travis CI.
- PAX 2016
Better known as line-con. Wherein I revisit the infamous video game expo after two years away.
Older fragments are available here.