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.
- 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.
- 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.
Older articles are available here.
- Asturias Check-in
- Hype Trains
- CloudFront Indexes
- Six Weeks
Older fragments are available here.