Anthony Corletti cloud computing. startups. music. etc.

Fullstack Kubernetes

I’ve often wondered what it would be like if all software applications (databases, APIs, UI clients, pubsub, secret managers, etc) ran on the same infrastructure, so I’d never have to worry about working with different infrastructure patterns e.g. CDNs, Kubernetes, VMs, Functions, the one off PaaS or BaaS everyone forgot about, load balanced, multi-region, auto-scaling groups, etc!

I wanted; a familiar frontend, a lightweight and unopinionated API layer that plays nice with top data science software and can also be made available as a standalone service, a data layer with a natively distributed design, high fidelity pubsub (ideally with some delivery guarantee), and a secrets manager – all to run together on a kubernetes cluster.

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Python Currency Converter

Most internet services are also financial services. From recurring subscription payments, investment banking, issuing transfers and payouts to bank accounts, consumer retail, forex exchanges, bitcoin, payroll services; take your pick, there is plenty of opportunity to work with finance in tech.

Building these services properly and securely should not be a challenge. No one should end up with something like $100.000000000000000034 showing up on their bank statement.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to build a minimal financial service with the use of python, Babel.numbers, FastAPI, and Rates API.

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Reflections: 2019

2019 has been a journey. A journey that started a few years ago after I graduated from university in 2015, and has brought me to where I am today. I’m writing this to share some of my thoughts on life, work, and relationships that I’ve gathered over the past few years. If you prefer these kinds of things in the form of Twitter threads, check this out.

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Quality of Work

What you do.

Who you do it with.

How you do it.

Are way more important than just how hard you work.

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Giving & Growth

I’ve been thinking a lot about the fundamentals of work, life balance lately.

The relationship between work and life is blurred when a company is small. I mean really small.

A small startup of just a few founders or even a single founder are synonymous to the company. Almost all individual interests are engrained into the culture, work ethic, and product.

As people change and grow in small companies, the company will change the same as it’s members. A small company is only a function of the people inside it. Team is everything.

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