Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

React.js cheatsheet

A Beginner's Guide to Scaling to 11 Million+ Users on Amazon's AWS

Startups: You Don’t Need a CTO (Yet)

Bye bye Mongo, Hello Postgres

The Guardian’s switch from Mongo to Postgres on AWS. Good explanation of their careful approach.


A batteries-included, multi-dialect (MSSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite3, Oracle (including Oracle Wallet Authentication)) query builder for Node.js and the Browser


Sequelize is a promise-based Node.js ORM for Postgres, MySQL, SQLite and Microsoft SQL Server. It features solid transaction support, relations, read replication and more.

Remote Only

List of resources, tips and companies who only work remotely.

The Art of Job interviewing

Refactoring UI

Announcing Ruby Support for AWS Lambda


A friendly (and fast!) UI library from eBay that makes building web apps fun

Algolia DocSearch

Free search service. Crawls your documentation every 24 hours


System design examples and resources, including example interview questions


Introducing Jib — build Java Docker images better

Use Maven or Gradle to build container images


A simple zero-config tool to make locally-trusted development certificates with any names you’d like.

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Remote Only

GitLab’s one-page manifesto

Transport API

“The most comprehensive transport data platform for the UK” – JSON API with a free tier.


Pinterest’s React pattern library


Inspired by MailCatcher, easier to install.