1. Downloading Large Heroku Postgres Backups

    Easily one of my favorite things about developing apps with Heroku is its bevy of console commands that make it easy to manage Postgres databases. Recently, however, as one of my apps crossed the threshold from a small “hobby” tier database to a larger “standard” database, the heroku CLI started warning me that several of my favorite commands could risk degrading the database’s performance and its availability to my production application.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    November 12, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Justin Searls
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    DevOps
    Postgres
  2. A Model View Controller Pattern for React

    React is an amazing library. Over the last 5 years it has transformed the landscape of frontend development and spawned an incredible ecosystem of tools, libraries, and patterns. Over that time, React has changed quite a bit.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    November 4, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Tommy Groshong
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    JavaScript
    React
  3. Let's hash this out.

    Ruby hashes are wonderfully versatile. You can store any kind of object using any kind of key and do all sorts of wacky and magical things. Hashes bring joy. Odes have been written to the wonderful “hashrocket” (Ruby’s affectionate name for the => operator).
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    October 15, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Steve Jackson
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Ruby
  4. Much Ado About Bike Sheds, Part III - Spotting

    This is the third post in a series of our takes on bike shedding. After understanding the origin story and how we might lose our empathy in our crusade against bike shedding can we still glean anything valuable from the infamous bike shed?
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    October 8, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Kaleb Lape
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Process
  5. Much Ado About Bike Sheds, Part II - Deconstructing

    This is the second of a series of blog posts about bike sheds. In part one, we explored the history of the bike shed story, you can read part one here.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    October 1, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Joshua Wehner
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Process
  6. Much Ado About Bike Sheds, Part I

    If you’re working in software, there’s good odds that you’ve run into the phrase “bike shedding” at least once. Maybe you were in a meeting or a group chat and sensed the discussion had wandered a bit.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    September 17, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Joshua Wehner
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Process
  7. 3 keys to upgrading Rails

    The recent release of Rails 6 means Rails 4.2 will no longer receive any further updates—including critical security patches. It also means that a lot of teams are suddenly quite motivated to figure out how to pull off a major upgrade (or two; or three) with minimal risk of failure or disruption to feature development.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    September 3, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Kevin Solorio
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Ruby
  8. Tips for hand-rolling your own deployment pipeline

    When it comes to deploying your application, we’ve been advocating for a NoOps philosophy for some time now. What we mean by this is to encourage your team to focus their efforts on developing features for your application, rather than configuring containers or fiddling with resource management for the hosted product.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    August 20, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Micah Adams
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    DevOps
  9. Retrospect and adapt - an intro to retros

    I struggle with the concept of chores. Every time I sweep my floor, I can’t help but think that I’ll just need to sweep it again next week, and the week after that.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    August 15, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Brittany Moore
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Process
  10. Are you really ready for serverless?

    Recently, I’ve noticed there’s an alarming, yet subtle, trend in the industry that characterizes serverless as something you absolutely must adopt in your engineering practices. If you’re unfamiliar with serverless, I refer you to the excellent Serverless Architectures article by Mike Roberts.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    August 6, 2019
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Micah Adams
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    DevOps

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