Casey Becking

DevOps Engineer

Future Stack 2016

Why did I goto FutureStack 2016? Rackspace prides itself on having the most educated engineers in the industry and being able to send specific engineers to conferences is a large value add for Rackspace as a whole. This is why I was able to attend the new relic future stack 2016 conference in San Francisco. Today I’m going to go over a few of the key takeaways from the conference and how they will be able to be used immediately within our clients infrastructure and application.

Killing the Tech Interview

Be Prepared - Be sure to bring not only your resume but any additional things that you think you will need for the interview. Bring a notebook with a pen to be able to write down notes as well during the meeting it shows that you’re paying attention and if anything comes up it is always nice to be able to write it down as a note to go back later and research it.

Hugo to Rackspace using Travis

After reading Evan Browns post Hugo on the go I was inspired to figure out how to do this exact same thing but as opposed to using AWS I wanted to use Rackspace Cloud FIles and more specfically Rackspace Static Website feature, because Rackspace Cloud Files is an inexpensive way to store and distribute objects, the Cloud Files static website feature coupled with the lightning-fast content delivery network (CDN) is a winning combination in terms of both performance and price.

Thought's on Ansible 2.0

There аrе mаnу ріtfаllѕ tо rеfасtоrіng ѕоftwаrе, ѕо why dіd we dесіdе to tасklе ѕuсh a mаjоr project? At thе tіmе we ѕtаrtеd thе wоrk оn v2, Ansible wаѕ аррrоxіmаtеlу three уеаrѕ оld аnd had rесеntlу сrоѕѕеd thе 1,000 соntrіbutоr mark. This hugе rаtе in grоwth аlѕо resulted іn a degree оf technical dеbt іn thе соdе, which wаѕ bеgіnnіng tо ѕhоw аѕ wе continued tо аdd fеаturеѕ. Ultimately, wе decided it wаѕ worth it tо tаkе a step bасk аnd rеwоrk some аѕресtѕ оf thе соdеbаѕе which had bееn рrоnе to hаvіng fеаturеѕ bоltеd оn wіthоut a сlеаr-сut аrсhіtесturаl vision.

You’ve been hacked!  What to do to save your business.

There’s no denying that E-commerce has grown at an enormous rate in the last decade. For many companies, eCommerce has quickly become the fastest growing channel; if not the largest channel of sales. Yet sadly, with growth, come those who’d also like to profit from the hundreds of thousands of unprotected sites, ripe with personal data and payment details. Successful ecommerce platforms, such as Magento with 200,000+ installs, makes for a ripe target for the savvy hacker.

American Flag

So I was asked as a part of an interview to ‘Make an American flag with Html/CSS’. First thing that poped into my head that this is an amazing quiz. Next thing is damn I have to do this on a white board with a dry-erase marker. So heres what I came up with. JSFiddle. Let me know what you think. @Caseybecking

Biggest Data Breaches of 2015

2014 was certainly a big year for data breaches; impacting the likes of Adobe, Apple, Evernote, eBay, and Facebook….to name a few of the headliners. As 2015 came to a close, we saw even more breaches, hitting the likes of industries like health-care, financial, education, federal government, and eCommerce. While the threat of cyber security increases, the good news is that we’re seeing more and more companies getting educated, taking action, and making increased investments in both security technologies and people (CSO), for which to manage threats.

Galaxy S3

So I got my Galaxy S3 and returned my iPhone 5. I’ve had all the iPhones from OG -> 3G -> 4 -> 5. I loved them up until I got the iPhone 5. It didn’t change enough for me, it was kind of standard and not exciting. It was fast and the camera was nice but other than that it didn’t blow me away. So I went and got the Galaxy S3 and love it, ended up liking it more than I really thought I would.

I digress

So I wanted to take a second to talk about something other than code, development or anything geeky. With the shootings going on in multiple places now (Connecticut, Washington and California), I wanted to just say a few of my thoughts about it. Life is very short. I’m 28 years old and I already know this. The only reason I know this is because I now have my own little girl growing up way to fast (almost 2).

Round 37

I’m gonna give this another try at staying on top of it. I’m going to be posting often and see how long I can keep it going. Sorry for the forever long delay. I’m also not going to be using this site to display my portfolio. If you care to see all the junk I’ve worked on goto my GitHub page and check out some stuff there. Also i have removed all my old posts and am going to start fresh!