Antony Denyer

Tilling the land of software
  • The Value of Functions

    With the emergence of FaaS entering the mainstream, we are starting to see some real world business value in using such an architecture. Many of the benefits of using FaaS are discussed elsewhere: [Read More]
  • The Novel Developer

    The trend of re-inventing the wheel is on the rise. As new developers enter the industry, there appears to be a tendency to prefer the novel over the stable. I’ve seen developers favour one library over another simply by the number of commits or by how active it is. While... [Read More]
  • ElasticSearch schema migrations with zero downtime

    One of the frustrations of working with elasticsearch is not being able to make changes to your mappings and indexes without being destructive. You’d never use elasticsearch as your source of truth, so this isn’t normally a huge problem. But it can become a bit of a headache. The general... [Read More]
  • Working with AWS Lambda

    Here is a collection of tips for using AWS lambdas. These tips are based on our experiences of using lambdas to ingest a legacy database into a new elasticsearch cluster. [Read More]