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The Smallpdf team at their offices in Zurich, Switzerland.

How to Run a World-class Website with a DevOps team of Two

At last count, Smallpdf, the PDF conversion startup I work for, had roughly 13 million monthly users. As for the number of employees currently running our website? That would be 10—with only two employees focused on the backend and infrastructure. You might be curious to learn how we run such a processing intensive website with such a small DevOps team. Our little secret stands in automation and delegation.

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bitmovin AWS EC2 use case

Use Spot Instance Pricing for Your Video Encoding Workflows with Bitmovin

Guest Post by Daniel Hoelbling-Inzko, Solution Architect, Bitmovin Video encoding can be a time-consuming proposition. Every creative professional who has ever fallen asleep while exporting their Premiere or Final Cut master knows this. When encoding a video for adaptive bitrate streaming, most people do essentially the same thing: start ffmpeg and wait for it to […]

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AWS DynamoDB

Serverless Architectures with Java 8, AWS Lambda, and Amazon DynamoDB — Part 1

This post is part 1 of a two-part series. In this post, I focus on data modeling with DynamoDB. I describe an example use case to demonstrate alternative ways of modeling the same data, and the pros and cons of each approach. Proper data modeling is an essential prerequisite to beginning the development of a back end service.

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