About (Start Here)

Welcome my Cloud Native friend! 👋

My name is Lou.

Why Cloud Native Software Engineering?

You might be wondering why all the talk about Cloud Native?

Put simply: The future of software engineering is Cloud Engineering.

Technology companies have finally woken up to the powers of Cloud Native computing and software engineering. These companies are metaphorically leaning-in and embracing cloud technology. They’re not afraid of the so called vendor lock-in and they’re not afraid to give their Software Engineers the freedom required to do their job really well. It’s a very exciting time.

The problem with Cloud Native

But for you, there’s a catch. Cloud Native has a massive impact on the skills companies demand from you, the Software Engineer.

Working with cloud technology means learning considerably more topics than before. Cloud Native engineers need to know: Infrastructure-As-Code, Serverless and Containers to name a few. To make matters more complicated, these technologies keep changing quickly, too.

So what do we do to keep up?

How to keep up with Cloud Native

So if everything is moving so fast, how do we keep up?

The answer comes in two parts.

Focus On Fundamental Skills — Focusing on fundamental skills allows us to pick up newer technologies faster. Learning the underlying principles makes keeping up with newer technologies easier.

Staying up-to-date — Once we’ve got the skills it’s important to stay on top of the important new things. Getting up to speed can be hard, staying there is easier if we know how.

To solve both these problems I created this website. I write about all of the fundamental topics that you need to know as a Cloud Native Software Engineer. I write about the key areas like networking, but also practical insights like how to set up your cloud account so you don’t get hacked.

Ready to become a Cloud Native?

So after all that you’re still interested in being or growing yourself as a Cloud Native software engineer?

The best way to keep up-to-date is through the bi-weekly Cloud Native Software Engineering Newsletter.

In the newsletter I share the latest Cloud news and any fundamental articles that you should know about.

The newsletter packs the biggest punch I can possibly muster.

Before you go, can I ask you a favour?

Running the website, writing content and helping the industry as much as I can takes a lot of time, investment and sacrifice. If you’d be willing to support me (at no cost to you!) there are a few ways you can do it:

Anything you can do to spread the word about this website so that I can help more people would mean the world to me, so THANK YOU! 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Wondering where to start?

If you’re wondering where to start, here’s a list of the best posts, broken down by category:

Learning Cloud Native

Cloud Native Engineering Culture

Infrastructure-As-Code

Serverless

Containers

Observability & Monitoring

NodeJS

Software Engineering Careers