Build vs Buy

Working in enterprise situations, you hear a lot about build vs buy: is it cheaper to create an IT solution yourself, or buy-in a solution from a third-party? It’s not always down to cost, obviously – other factors apply like requirements, security, privacy, integration into other systems, the supplier’s financial solidity, etc. But ultimately, those…

App Security

So last night I did the cardinal sin: I committed my AWS access details to a public repo on Github. Fortunately, Github picked it up within a few minutes, and I immediately logged in and deleted those keys in AWS. I’ll fix the repo later. Two lessons learned: Don’t do it. As soon as you…

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Newsletter (Semi-) Automation Via Integromat

I thought I’d share a little bit about how I’m using integromat, as it contains a gotcha that I need to remember for the future, and a solution to that problem. I’m setting up a little newsletter called Ten Things I Found, in which I’ll share (wait for it…) 10 things I found on my journey…

Starting Afresh

I’d originally set up this site a few months back, intending to use it to share my own thoughts and experiences on building in public, and also to promote a newsletter to share info about other creators starting their own build in public projects. However, just as I did so, the BIP space seemed to…