FloQast Engineering

Grafana Dashboards + AWS CloudWatch Metrics

In this article, my goal is to guide you through the creation of a simple Grafana graph using AWS CloudWatch...

AWS X-Ray with Lambda: Distributed Tracing for the Win

AWS X-Ray with Lambda is the easiest way to get started with tracing a simple function or distributed services. Why?...

Pitch Technical Change like a Software Architect – The Easy Way

It's happened to just about every engineer I know. You're working on one of your millions of unfinished weekend side projects...

MongoDB Query Performance: Understanding the Query Planner & Advanced Index Types

There are stages to every engineer’s relationship with a database. They might go like this: shock: “what is this new...

Using Slack to auto-deploy templatized software projects

Here at FloQast, we use a combination of GitHub, Jenkins, Terraform, and AWS for maintaining, deploying, building, and housing our...

Practical Microservices Testing Strategies

As we migrated from a monolithic to a microservices architecture, we made substantial changes to the tooling and processes to...

Data Transformations: Who Needs ‘em Anyways?

Like most modern-day web applications, the client-side of our app interacts with JSON data. Similarly, our development teams have historically...

Learning A New Codebase: VSCode Tools & Shortcuts

Learning a new codebase is rarely easy, but I'm going to show you some stuff that can help. When I...

Using AWS X-Ray to Trace and Understand Your Application

As FloQast has focused on microservices and decoupling our services infrastructure, we have faced a number of challenges, including the...

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Cryptographic Hashing: An Overview

I'm a security engineer here at FloQast. Our security team crosscuts all organizational functions to manage the risk facing the...
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