I'm the chief Site Reliability Engineer for Castor EDC, a cloud-based Electronic Data Capture platform enabling medical practitioners to capture high quality, reusable research data.

On this site I mostly post articles on technical subjects related to the fields of software engineering and infrastructure.

Recent posts

  • Rust: Structuring and handling errors in 2020 After working through “the book” on the Rust programming language and getting started with the first non-trivial, real-world application I found myself faced with a question I didn’t yet feel well-equipped to handle: “How should you structure error handling in a mature rust application?”
  • Top-10 talks of SREcon18 Europe It’s been a month since I attended SREcon18 Europe and the majority of talks is now available online. In this article I look at the ten talks which stuck with me the most in the days and weeks following the conference. Summaries are provided to highlight key points and to help you decide whether you should invest time into watching the videos yourself as well.
  • True seamless reloads coming in HAProxy 1.8 Willy Tarreau, author of HAProxy, semi-recently wrote a very in-depth article about HAProxy’s reload process and how it could, under certain conditions, drop/reset connections during reloading. With HAProxy 1.8, this will finally be no more.