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Following the common pendulum theory, every tech debate oscillates between at least two currently trending topics. The same is true when it comes to micro-services (vs. integrated systems). My team at ImmobilienScout24.de decided to follow a radical microservices approach, favoring the benefits of smallest possible deployment units over integration (and...

“Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service […]”. That’s what Amazon states in the DynamoDB FAQs. However, their definition is not quite what I would understand as fully managed. It’s missing counter-measures against the human error. For that reason, we need a DynamoDB backup and recovery solution, our...

Berlin City is not a great spot for racing bikes, road bikes or bikes in general, but as soon as you get further to the outskirts or suburbs it gets better and better. You can even find cycling routes consisting almost entirely of proper bike lanes and low-traffic country roads....

AWS CloudFormation (CFN) is a file-based interface for provisioning AWS resources and in that way is Amazons answer on the ‘Infrastructure as Code’ paradigm. I am a huge fan of this approach and CFN is a big step into the right direction as it supports not just common DevOps ideas,...

Using Python Docopt (for beautiful command-line interfaces) I recently had the problem of converting a list of tuples into a dictionary. In this post I’d like to document the solution I came up with…