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#7 How we run our blog cloudonaut.io

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Now and then you ask us: How do you run cloudonaut.io? Today, I want to share some insights with you about the work and technology behind the scenes of our blog.

  • How do we come up with new topics?
  • How do we host this website?
  • How do we survive to be listed on the front page of Hacker News?

We write our blog posts in Markdown and use hexo to generate a static website.

We host our blog on CloudFront and S3. See CloudFormation template for a static website.

Lambda@Edge allows us to handle redirects and optimize images on the fly. Check out our static-website-img-optimize if you want to build something similar.

By using Uptime Robot and marbot, we make sure we are the first to know that our blog is suffering from a downtime.

Want to learn more? Check out our blog post How we run our blog cloudonaut.io which is discussing the topic of this episode as well.

We ask for feedback! Please rate or review our podcast. Or send us a message via Twitter (Andreas and Michael) or LinkedIn (Andreas and Michael).

We recently released our second book and online seminar: Rapid Docker on AWS. Check it out!


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About this podcast

We are two brothers focusing 100% on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Every other week, one of us prepares the topic of the podcast. The topic is not known to the other one, which results in surprising conversations about all things AWS.

Typically, we are covering the following topics: DevOps, Serverless, Container, Security, Infrastructure as Code, Container, Continuous Deployment, S3, EC2, RDS, VPC, IAM, VPC, and many more.

by Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig focusing on AWS

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