Michael Blum

Developer from Chicago

Deploying Hugo to S3 July 3, 2017

Past Method When deploying a Jekyll blog, is was quite involved: Deploying Jekyll. Precious gems were used and a full development environment was required. If I’ve learned nothing else since then, it has been to simplify deployments as much as possible. The less coode the better. Cardinal Rule of Deployments: They Always Go Wrong. While CI is great when you have a multitude of projects and developers - having one for pet projects is just overkill.

Building a Blog Part 4 - Deploying to Amazon S3 April 17, 2016

Going Live After Building a Blog Part 3 - Continuous Integration with Gitlab CI - its time to automate deploying our blog to a host. Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is a good choice for serving static assets on the cheap. S3 is a bit different from a traditional VPC like DigitalOcean or Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Pros Very cheap - With AWS you pay as you go. Rather then paying $5-10 a month running a server for our static site, we can store our site for fractions of a penny: