why oxla.io

Oxla.io blog is born out of a need to share with you my experience in solving many of the problems I faced as a Cloud Engineer and Solutions Architect. This medium is more like my own dairy of the why (the cause), the what (is done), the where (to get the resources) and the how (the methods I used to solve) many of such problems to get the desired result.

the purpose

The oxla.io blog promise be your companion when your get the point where you need extra hand to debug or troubleshoot in your projects. Effort will be made to break down most of the concept and languages to a generic user friendly one. So much so that even if you come across the contents as a sales marketer, you would be able to understand what you are reading.

This blog has also done all the strenous part of troubleshooting and debuging any problems you may encounter, and serves it to you right here. You can easily find some of the solutions in the troubleshoot section of the blog. We will do well to keep updating the blog with various topics that increase your knowledge of the cloud technology.

the goal

It is our desire that you find the information on this oxla.io educating, informative and entertaining. The Cloud Tech industry is still on the rise, and this blog will be your edge to the required information, especially in making business and technology decision.

The information on this platform is solely for educational and entertainment purpose and should be treated as such. Except there is a seperate contractual binding between the author and the clients.


Apart from being the Author of the oxla.io blog, Dare a Java language wannabe is also an Udacity Mentor, with verifiable experience in deploying and managing applications that is reliable, secure, highly performant, and cost efficient. He has proven implementation of Continuous Integration and Continuous deployment (CI/CD) using Jenkins, Sonarqube, Git and GitHub Actions. Dare is excellent at implementation of containerization technology. He is also an advocate for best DevOps and Agile practise. He possess great leadership abilities, and fascinated with the Serverless technology.

Dare’s experience in the Cloud Computing space spans across different projects. Some of the projects he partly or wholly worked on include the web app and ERP for Reach Cinema, ABC Transport Co, Filmhouse, Ebonylife, Step and more recently the Ojanow.

He is rather not to be seen due to his high profile shyness. Few of Dare’s responsibilities include serving as the Lead for Fusion Intelligence’s DevOps and Support Department, and as well taking up DevOps and Cloud Engineer roles across various projects.

tech stack

Should you wonder what tech stack Dare use in his projects, well, it depends on the project at hand. Each project are unique in their execution. However, I have personally enjoyed working and still working some tools.

some of the popular tools and services

Terraform: An Infrastructure as Code (IAC) tool that aids the management and deployment of cloud infrastructures across different environment.

Prometheus: A tool that aids gaining insights into server and application metrics by scaping and ingesting such server metrics for effective monitoring.

NetData: Another monitoring tools for server and application. I especially enjoy the graphical display that Netdata offer.

Grafana: A service that is used to also display server metrics, used especially with Prometheus.)

Amazon Web Service: Arguably the most popular Cloud Service Provider (CSP) due to its heavy attention on security, resilience and efficeincy that it provides her customers. I’ve got two of thier certifications. Some of their services includes EC2, CodeDeploy, SNS, VPC, Lambda, RDS etc.

DigitalOcean: Another great cloud provider. Digital Ocean excels in having an exceptional customer service and it is very much affordable in comparison to AWS. Some of their services include: App Service, Droplet, Database

Docker: A container registry service that help to store application like micro server call images. The images can be made to function or run the stored application called containers. Here I espeially use the docker private registry.

Kubernetes: K8 is a service that is used to manage multiple running docker containers. It is also referred to as a container orchestration service. The Kubernetes and Docker are duo that is common when it comes to the concept of microservice in cloud computing.

Ubuntu: An operating system and one of the member of the Linux Distribution systems. It is free and open-source. I especially enjoyed working with Ubuntu due to its secure, lightweight, and has a large community of user base. Ubuntu command line interface is one of the most used.

Others: Some other tools I used are Github, Git, Nginx, CloudFlare, Airbrake, Postgresql, MySql, draw.io, Let’s Encrypt, Microsoft Azure App service, Axure DevOps, Google Cloud Platform(GCP), firebase, and so on.

what else?

When Dare is not on his computer deploying or managing an infrastructure, or updating oxla.io, you can caught him playing drum set at one of the finest gigs in town, else, he will reading a book from one of his library collections.
You can also connect with Dare on Linkedin