Hugo Martins

I like to build and break things. Lately, I’ve been working on tools that improve developer’s lives and productivity. Sometimes I also dabble in automating stuff and optimizing infrastructure. These days I write Python, Go and Kotlin.

I try to use this page for sharing whatever I am interested in or learning. Here you can also know more about me, what projects I am working on or have a look at my past research.

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Latest Essays

DevOps Principles of Flow: Deliver Faster

A summary of the principles behind increasing flow of work, along with some of its practices, such as automating infrastructure, automated testing, deployment pipelines and continuous integration.

On Signal's Outage

Last January 15th, Signal had an outage of epic proportions. A surge in new users using Signal along with some infrastructure and software issues seems to have broken it. When these things happen, what is left to users?

Three Ways of DevOps

A recap of the Three Ways of DevOps, as seen in the DevOps Handbook. In this essay we’ll go through The Principles of Flow, The Principles of Feedback and The Principles of Continual Learning, and what they represent in DevOps.


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Building a Private Terraform Registry

In this essay I go through a few steps that describe how to implement a read-only private Terraform registry, serving custom providers privately to be used with Terraform, using Python and Flask.

What distinguishes great software engineers?

Great software engineers are difficult to characterize. All of us want to - most likely - be one, few of us get to a stage where our peers recognize us as such. In order to be able to be a great software engineer, we need to understand what is a great software engineer. In order to understand what great software engineers are, we need to understand what characterizes them.

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