My name is Eran Sandler and I love to write software. I’ve been fortunate enough to work on both small and big web sites serving hundreds of unique users per month to millions of unique users per day.
In the last couple of years I’ve found myself, like others, drifting towards this hurricane called “Cloud Computing”.
I wasn’t too intrigued about the virtualization side of things. After all, I’ve been using virtualization on both clients and servers for years now. What I did find very compelling is the fact that cloud services providers have given us, the developers, full access to build, start, stop and configure hardware.
On top of these APIs they have also built architectural building blocks which provide black box functionality for anything from storing and serving files, reliable message delivery via queues, pub/sub mechanism to sending Emails, handling file conversions and even configure and update DNS entries.
As someone who helped build a startup in the days “before” the cloud having this power at your disposal changes everything!
It changes the way we deploy software, the way we architect systems and the way we operate sites.
This blog is my way of sharing the knowledge I have accumulated in the last couple of years (and continue to accumulate every day as I work on new projects) in regards to architecting, developing, deploying and operating web sites and services on cloud infrastructures.
I will try to share stories, tips & tricks and code I’ve managed to stumble upon, handle or write and hope you will all enjoy it as much as I am.
Stay tuned for more posts. It’s about to get cloudier 🙂