Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

May 2018

What does the NCSC think of password managers?

Spoiler: use them

Remote work: an engineering leader's perspective

What You Want in a VP Eng

(from the Recruiters Behind Twitter and Zappos)

Focus daily standups on value, not activity or individuals

A white-label slide deck

Silicon Milkroundabout

I’m off today to my first Silicon Milkroundabout as a candidate. After several of the early shows as an exhibitor I’m looking forward to attending as a punter. #smrmay18

I finished the Fantasy Premier League @OfficialFPL season in 2,644th place (out of 5.9M). Not too shabby. More importantly, I topped our little work mini league.

Putting the helmet on – Securing your Express app

Stripe Atlas: Getting Your First 10 Customers

12 “Manager READMEs” from Silicon Valley’s Top Tech Companies


Ruby framework for writing RESTful APIs

Disable Window Shadows on macOS Screenshots

The Role of a VP of Engineering

Using Atomic Transactions to Power an Idempotent API

Uses Ruby, Sequel, Postgres and Sidekiq in the examples

Making 20% Time Work

No Share Buttons on Mobile Sites (Except This One Weird Case)

Don’t include social share buttons in small-screen websites, unless the user just tapped through from a social network

Spent the afternoon at the AWS Builders’ Day in London learning about Serverless. Believing the hype.

AWS stage

What is the purpose of 1-on-1 meetings with your direct leader/boss?


Should/could your EC2 server be replaced with Lambda?

Bluebell walk at Fernygrove Farm