Ian Miell

    Ian Miell
    Ian Miell is a Partner at Container Solutions.
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    Learn jq the Hard Way, Part II: The jq Command

    Introduction See Part I to get an introduction to this series, and a guide on the Hard Way method. In this post, we cover: What jq is Look at examples of it Introduce key terms Briefly look at its pla...

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    Under Control: Why Governance Engineering is Coming to Cloud Native

    The history (and prehistory) of Cloud Native has been characterised by the gradual encroachment of automation on more and more pieces of the software engineering lifecycle. In the dark ages before the...

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    Learn jq the Hard Way, Part I: JSON

    Introduction At Container Solutions, we spend a significant amount of engineering time wrangling JSON requests and responses to and from various APIs. While traditional text-processing tools such as g...

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    Money Flows Part III: You’re Only As Agile As Your Budget

    Previously, we’ve written about how money flows across your business ultimately determines your operating culture, with posts on how transforming IT starts with finance, and how agility is related to ...

    Reflections on Amazon Prime Video’s Monolith Move

    Recently an Amazon Prime Video (APV) article about their move from serverless tools to ECS and EC2 did the rounds on all the tech socials. A lot of noise was made about it, initially because it was in...

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    Are Your Cloud Native Transformation Timelines Realistic?

    Under the heading ‘The Future of Cloud’, Gartner ran a symposium for CIOs and IT executives in 2022 including much discussion about strategies relating to Cloud and Cloud Native trends. At least two o...

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    What We Do @CS: The Yin and Yang of Technical and Organisational Change

    At Container Solutions, we often work with customers who approach us saying they need a Cloud Native Transformation because they are not able to deliver fast enough. Typically, a leader will tell us t...

    WTFinar (with transcript): When (If Ever) is Cloud Repatriation the Right Move?

    With a few notable exceptions, the traffic of workload movement over the past decade has moved firmly one way: from the data centre to the cloud.

    Is it Imperative to be Declarative?

    Recently, in Container Solutions’ engineering Slack channel, a heated argument ensued amongst our engineers after a Pulumi-related story was posted. I won’t recount the hundreds of posts in the thread...