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Error handling is hard

This blog post will use mostly Rust and Haskell code snippets to demonstrate its points. But I don’t believe the core point is language-specific at all. Here’s a bit of Rust code to read the contents of input.txt and print it to stdout. What’s wrong with it? fn main() { let s = std::fs::read_to_string(“input.txt”).unwrap(); println!(“{}”, […]

A Paradigm Shift is Key to Competing

It used to be that being technically mature was thought to be a good thing; now, that view is not so cut and dried.  As you look at topics like containerization, cloud migration, and DevOps, it is easy to see why young companies get to claim the term “Cloud Native.” At the same time, those […]

DevOps in the Enterprise: What could be better? What could go wrong?

Is it Enterprise DevOps or DevOps in the enterprise?  I guess it all depends on where you sit.  DevOps has been a significant change to how many modern technology organizations approach systems development and support.  While many have found it to be a major productivity boost, it represents a threat in “BTTWWHADI” evangelists in some […]

Cloud for Non-Natives

Does this mean if you weren’t born in the cloud, you’ll never be as good as those who are? When thinking about building from scratch or modernizing an existing technology environment, we tend to see one of a few different things happening: Staff will read up, and you will try it on your own. Managers […]

Where Rust fits in your organization

Rust is a relatively new and promising language that offers improvements in software in terms of safety and speed. We’ll cover if adopting Rust into your organization makes sense and where you would want to add it to an existing software stack. Advantages of Rust Background Rust was originally created by Mozilla in order to […]

Using Rust for DevOps tooling

A beginner’s guide to writing your DevOps tools in Rust. Introduction In this blog post we’ll cover some basic DevOps use cases for Rust and why you would want to use it. As part of this, we’ll also cover a few common libraries you will likely use in a Rust-based DevOps tool for AWS. If […]

DevOps: Unifying Dev, Ops, and QA

The term DevOps has been around for many years. Small and big companies adopt DevOps concepts for different purposes, e.g. to increase the quality of software. In this blog post, we define DevOps, present its pros and cons, highlight a few concepts and see how these can impact the entire organization. What is DevOps? At […]

FP Complete Ranked #1547 Among Inc 5000 Companies!

Inc. magazine announced that FP Complete Corporation ranked 1,547 on its list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. “I’m extremely proud of our entire FP Complete team for what we’ve been able accomplish and to earn this accolade. Not only are we one of the fastest-growing companies, but so are a number of our […]

Understanding cloud auth

The topics of authentication and authorization usually appear simple but turn out to hide significant complexity. That’s because, at its core, auth is all about answering two questions: Who are you What are you allowed to do However, the devil is in the details. Seasoned IT professionals, software developers, and even typical end users are […]

Rust at FP Complete, 2020 update

At FP Complete, we have long spoken about the three pillars of a software development language: productivity, robustness, and performance. Often times, these three pillars are in conflict with each other, or at least appear to be. Getting to market quickly (productivity) often involves skimping on quality assurance (robustness), or writing inefficient code (performance). Or […]