I'm quite knowledgeable about using Amazon ECS (container hosting solution) and I'd be able to write questions and answers (if required).

What is your opinion on such questions? Would they be a good fit, or would it be too "operations/infra" ?

  • Shoot, I was hoping you were talking about the ECS I used to work on... Would be a bad fit for devops though.
    – Peter Turner Mod
    Mar 2, 2017 at 20:46

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As long the question is clear and helpful for others and it's not too broad, you're welcome to post your own self-answered questions.

See: How to ask and self-answer a correct, high quality Q&A pair without attracting downvotes?


My main concern would be too generic questions, the goal is not to rehash a system documentation.

Now if you have specific (focused) uses cases you struggled with and wish to share them, that's absolutely OK in my opinion.

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    Yeah, don't worry about that. We have about a year of experience with ECS so far and we did encounter problems or scenarios not covered by the (too) generic documentation. I was thinking about actual usage questions like how to manage software versions VS tasks definitions versions (no best practices, afaik) or how to manage environment properties within the tasks.
    – Alexandre
    Mar 1, 2017 at 15:31

Yes; with the caveat that the asker should keep in mind that they are engaging a community of DevOps experts and not necessarily a community of ECS experts.

There may be knowledgeable individuals such as yourself among us, but our entire set won't be comprised of ECS experts. We, overall, will be especially well-versed in DevOps processes relating to ECS, but maybe not-so-much the nitty gritty of how containers work, for example. Even those questions may not be off-topic here -- depending on their specific scope -- but they may receive an answer from a different perspective if asked on SO/SE, or the upcoming cloud proposal.

Technical Stack Exchange sites of this nature often have some overlap with SO/SE especially, and that's okay! Knowing what set of expertise you want to engage when asking a question is part of learning to use this network.

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