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AWS Fargate: Troubleshooting the dreaded 'service .. is unhealthy'

Posted 2019-12-06 — 3 min read
So you have just deployed your Docker container to AWS Fargate but it keeps on restarting with the event "service XYZ (..) is unhealthy .." and you have no idea why. I have spent many bloody hours here and will gladly share my insights with you. The…

First Full Stack Feast, Telia Internal Conference

Posted 2019-03-29 — 6 min read
Full Stack Feast is an internal mini conference in Telia Norway, that aims to bring together developers, designers, product owners and anyone else involved in software engineering in our company. To accomplish this, we want to cover a broad range of…

Java/Spring App Troubleshooting on Steroids with Clojure REPL

Posted 2019-02-01 — 7 min read
We have a Java/Groovy Spring Boot webapp, mainly running a bunch of batch jobs fetching, transforming and combining data. It is challenging to troubleshoot production issues because some production APIs are only accessible from the production servers…

Why we love AWS Beanstalk but are leaving it anyway

Posted 2018-02-02 — 1 min read
We have had our mission-critical webapp running on AWS Elastic Beanstalk for three years and have been extremely happy with it. However we have now outgrown it and move to a manually managed infrastructure and CodeDeploy. AWS Beanstalk provides you…

Pains with Terraform (perhaps use Sceptre next time?)

Posted 2018-02-01 — 7 min read
We use Amazon Web Services (AWS) heavily and are in the process of migrating towards infrastructure-as-code, i.e. creating a textual description of the desired infrastructure in a DSL and letting the tool create and update the infrastructure. We are…