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Python & The Jira Rest API

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Recently, while having to work a lot more in Jira than normal I got annoyed with the Jira Web GUI. So I wrote a script to do simple management of our jira issues. Here is the basic usage

Here is the code…

Later, I found out that there is a Jira command line […]

How To: Maximize Availability Effeciently Using AWS Availability Zones

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For the TL;DR version, skip straight to the Cassandra Examples Intro & Background During my years at PayPal I was fortunate enough to be a part of a pioneering architecture & engineering team that designed & delivered  a new paradigm for how we deployed & operated applications using a model that included 5 Availability Zones per […]

How to use Boto to Audit your AWS EC2 instance security groups

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Boto is a Software Development Kit for accessing the AWS API’s using Python. https://github.com/boto/boto3 Recently, I needed to determine how many of my EC2 instances were spawned in a public subnet, that also had security groups with wide open access on any port via any protocol to the instances. Because I have an IGW (Internet […]