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First Commits at Meltwater Engineering

When you start at a new company, the first weeks are a turmoil of new things. The Meltwater Product & Engineering team is no different. When new colleagues join us, they go through an onboarding phase with parts that are standardized across the company, and other elements custom to their team. Still due to the different backgrounds, and expectations, everybody will have a slightly different experience.

You cannot generalize personal experiences. It is best to hear those experiences from the individuals directly. In this post five new colleagues share how their first couple of weeks at Meltwater went.

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Dynamic Route53 records for AWS Auto Scaling Groups with Terraform

AWS Auto Scaling Groups may seem outdated in a world dominated by Serverless and Kubernetes, but they still have their place in Meltwater’s AWS infrastructure.

One thing we felt was missing in Auto Scaling Groups are unique instance names. EC2 instances launched in the ASG are given the same Name tag, with no internal Route53 DNS entry. We have addressed this issue with an easy-to-use Terraform module called asg-dns-handler.

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Introduction to the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)

Meltwater takes pride in having autonomous devops-enabled teams. This includes decisions on how to deploy their infrastructure. In this post Andy Desmarais is sharing an introduction to the newest deployment method that his team is experimenting with, the AWS Cloud Development Kit.

You also find more articles like these on Andy’s blog terodox.tech.

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Why we Love and Sponsor Benthos

We love Open Source here at Meltwater, and like most modern software companies, we would not be able to operate without it.

One project that we are especially fond of is Benthos, “the stream processor for mundane tasks”. In this post we share how our relationship with Benthos started, how we are using it, and why we decided to become an official sponsor of Benthos.