September 20th, 2018

5 minute read

Cloud infrastructure misconfiguration has emerged as the number one cause of data breaches in the cloud. Rather than application software vulnerabilities, it’s actually misconfigured network settings, firewall rules, storage access policies, and other cloud resources that put our data at most risk.


We’ve talked a lot about the risk of cloud.

August 8th, 2018

10 minute read

Two years ago, I wrote a blog post that got some notice, which surprised me. It was a piece about going back to Emacs as my primary content creation tool, first as a CEO, and now as a CTO. A brief recap is that I spent most of my career as a programmer and a software architect, and preferred Emacs as my code editor for much of that time..
July 7th, 2018

9 minute read

My previous blog post, Python Mocking 101: Fake It Before You Make It , discussed the basic mechanics of mocking and unit testing in Python. This post covers some higher-level software engineering principles demonstrated in my experience with Python testing over the past year and half. In particular, I want to revisit the idea of patching mock.
March 7th, 2018

7 minute read

It’s never been easier or faster for companies using the cloud to deploy infrastructure on AWS. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news? You can’t move fast without compromising security, compliance, and control. Well, you can’t unless you automate your cloud infrastructure policies, including compliance and security . Hold that thought for a.
November 27th, 2017

9 minute read

No matter how you built your cloud—no matter what tools or services you’ve used to provision an application’s infrastructure—you can migrate existing workloads to Fugue easily and securely with no downtime. At AWS re:Invent this week, November 27 - December 1, test out Fugue’s automated infrastructure governance with our team at booth 1600 or.
August 29th, 2017

7 minute read

Twenty minutes or two weeks to spin up your new applications and new product features? Automated care and feeding of infrastructure that requires minimal human intervention or bespoke care and feeding that requires continual attention? The choice seems pretty obvious.


Back in 2006, Jeff Bezos was building Amazon Web Services (AWS) to solve a.

April 5th, 2017

7 minute read

This article was first published in DZone's Cloud Zone on April 3, 2017.


The repercussions of recent cloud outages—AWS’s S3 crash and Azure’s Active Directory cascading failure—linger in IT departments and manifest in revenue loss. But, the bigger story is that the next outage is around the corner—unpredictable, coming to get us on a random.

March 6th, 2017

12 minute read

Fugue uses Python extensively throughout the Conductor and in our support tools, due to its ease-of-use, extensive package library, and powerful language tools. One thing we've learned from building complex software for the cloud is that a language is only as good as its debugging and profiling tools. Logic errors, CPU spikes, and memory leaks.
March 28th, 2016

5 minute read

Slack is amazing. We, here at Fugue , are an engineering-centric organization distributed across three offices with several developers located in one-off locations around the world. Having a real-time, easily accessible hub for communication has helped us stay gelled as a community. It’s a technical resource, a sounding board, and a water cooler.
November 10th, 2015

23 minute read

Years—no, decades—ago, I lived in Emacs. I wrote code and documents, managed email and calendar, and shelled all in the editor/OS. I was quite happy. Years went by and I moved to newer, shinier things. As a result, I forgot how to do tasks as basic as efficiently navigating files without a mouse. About three months ago, noticing just how much of.

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