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Lou — Cloud Engineer • Edited

Are you talking about writing?

If so then here's a couple...

1. "this"

i.e.

Containers and Serverless are both great technology. This means that we can deploy apps quickly.

A (trite!) example but it showcases how this can be confusing as it can end up with multiple subjects. It nearly always makes sense to scan your work and replace "this" with a subject.

Containers and Serverless are both great technology. For Containers, that means that we can deploy apps quickly.

2. adverbs

More often than not they soften a sentence, consider removing them for more punch.

When it comes to Containers, they not really perfect for all tasks at hand.

Versus.

When it comes to Containers, they not perfect for all tasks at hand.

Also, I found this app to be a great tool: hemingwayapp.com

Don't go overboard with it, as it'll make your writing sound odd, but definitely consider it's suggestions.

As the old adage goes:

Kill your darlings! 😁😄