David Veksler is the Director of Technology at FEE. Since 2004, he has worked as a software developer and information systems architect for companies including Match.com, VML, Education First, Essilor America, Reynolds and Reynolds, and Liberty.me. He enjoys attending and giving talks on information security, Bitcoin, transhumanism, and related topics.
I will share how we develop and host a popular publishing platform in the cloud with a limited budget and technology team. We'll cover architecture, including a variety of services at Amazon Web Services such as elastic load balancing, S3, Elastic Beanstalk, and RDS in the context of a real site. We'll cover how we control costs with Spot and bustable instances and scale up with distributed caching. Finally we'll discuss continuous deployment strategies for Windows and Linux-based cloud applications in the context of a distributed team using an agile process.