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The Washington Post Among Initial Customers to Use Amazon DocumentDB

By Austin Graff

This week, Amazon Web Services announced Amazon DocumentDB and The Washington Post is among the first to use it. Below is the official announcement, including a quote from Washington Post Director of Data Science and AI Patrick Cullen. Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility), a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads.

Running stateful containers on AWS with Cloud Compose

By Patrick Cullen

Docker has been widely adopted at the Washington Post as a way of deploying applications to AWS. With Docker an application can be written in any programming language and yet still use a common build and deployment infrastructure. Once a system tool understands how to work with Docker containers, it is immediately useful to all applications regardless of which programming language is selected.

Developer Day 2015

By Sruti Cheedalla

On October 27, 2015, the Engineering team held its first Developer Day event. We had a simple goal, carve out a small space in time where we could gather as developers from across the organization to connect on all things tech. After months of planning we were able to enjoy mingling with each other as we heard interesting talks on how we use big data to predict article success, tips to manage growing teams, the hidden secrets to creating “Chatbots”, and many more.

Immutable Infrastructure

By Patrick Cullen

At the Post we have adopted a microservice architecture to keep our teams moving fast and focused on building exciting reader features. Unfortunately, microservices come with their own complexity including an increase in servers and deployment frequency. These additional moving parts can exaggerate configuration drift in production, leading to a configuration management nightmare and ultimately reader facing problems.