November 8, 2013: This Week at Engine Yard

Happy Friday! We released a new security management feature this week, and are spiking out work on another. Let us know what you think of this one!

Tasha Drew, Product Manager

Engineering Updates

We’ve released a termination protection feature! When this feature is enabled by the account’s owner, users are required to re-enter their password before terminating an instance or an environment. The account owner can select which environments to enable this feature in once the feature is enabled account-wide.

This feature is still in “early access,” which means you have to enable it on your dashboard; also, let us know what you think in our early access forum!

Social Calendar (Come say hi!)

Friday, November 8th - Saturday, November 9th: Engine Yard is proud to sponsor PHP Women’s conference, CodeConnexx, in the Netherlands.

Friday, November 8th - Sunday, November 10th: We’re super excited for RubyConf as it takes over Miami this year. Community team globetrotter PJ Hagerty and the one and only Katie Hagerty will be keynoting on Saturday on “My KidsRuby Journey.”

Monday, November 11th - Friday, November 15th: The Engine Yard Global Alliances team is headed to AWS re:Invent. For those unable to attend, check out the live stream here!

Tuesday, November 12th: Our San Francisco headquarters is hosting Women Who Code’s Ruby Tuesday. Come on by for some pair programming, lightning talks, and participate in an awesome, supportive community.

Thursday, November 14th: Community Engineer and Proud New Father Davey Shafik will be talking all things databases at NomadPHP.

Articles of Interest

A team of four mechanical engineering students from the University of Pennsylvania have won the Dyson award for their “Titan Arm,” a lightweight and relatively inexpensively manufactured robotic arm that boosts human arm strength and can help rehabilitate arm and back injuries.