varnish, nginx, and S3

A while back I wrote proxy for accessing an S3 bucket that transparently handles decrypting objects before serving them. It combines some things I’v already talked about in what I consider interesting ways.

Disclaimer: The proxy is in no way production worthy. There are much better S3 proxies out there with much better documentation. This post is just to document a trick that I came up with to avoid using a database. Continue reading

basic infrastructure patterns

Some basic patterns I’ve noticed come up over and over again while working on build/CI/deployment related things.


The pipeline is the bedrock on which pretty much everything else is built. A properly designed pipeline takes well-defined inputs and produces well-defined outputs Continue reading