Undoing the Amazon Death Star link?


Does anyone have a link to the article of Undoing the Deathstar. It was a big article of how Amazon transition their ball of death that was AWS and everything into its current form?


Likely some bread crumbs in the search results here:




I’m editing again… This has part of the story I’m looking for in it.

This is the part of the story I’m looking for.

There is a story out there somewhere by one of the developers that worked for amazon mid 2000s about the hot mess that Amazon’s code base was and how they slowly teased it apart and made it into what it is today.

I remember it being along the lines of calling the code base a “Death Star”. I can’t for the life of me find the article. I’m exploring how to move some code to a more modular structure and thought the story relevant to the situation.

I will find it and share it when I do :smiley: I’m not giving up yet.

Shout out to @Paul_Elia for this little taste. https://twitter.com/Werner/status/741673514567143424
Getting closer.


Yeah, I tried to Google it, but it’s a tough search. You have to exclude so much: -site:Amazon.com, as well as minuses on Legos®, the Star Wars® movie (I used the trademark symbol, George and Walt attorneys, leave me alone, please) and that 2008 microservice Tweet.


I have it saved somewhere, I’ll find it. It was originally posted on Google+


Found it…


Thank you that was and is an incredible read.


I have shared this numerous times in numerous places…the biggest message I try to convey is “the hardest part of a journey is the first step.”