Recent Posts by Christopher Rigor

 
Christopher Rigor is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Engine Yard. He’s a long time Rails user, system administrator, and recently became a contributor of RailsInstaller. Previously, he was the DevOps Support Manager for Asia-Pacific at Engine Yard.
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Why DevOps? What Are the Benefits of DevOps?

Just five years ago, most enterprises operated their innovation efforts in silos. Development was in one corner, working on the next big thing; operations was in the other, making sure that none of the technology stopped working. Far too often, like Star Trek’s Dr....
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Rails App Silently Crashes on Ruby 2.4

I've been working recently to update RailsInstaller to use Ruby 2.4. It has taken a long time to get Ruby 2.4 working with RailsInstaller because starting RubyInstaller2, DevKit was replaced by MSYS2. That is a topic for another post though.
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PostgreSQL Replication Tutorial For Disaster Recovery

This blog post is a step by step tutorial on how to set up PostgreSQL Replication between AWS regions. This is an essential part of our disaster recovery plan at Engine Yard. A previous blog post gives a higher level overview on disaster recovery.
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MySQL Replication Tutorial For Disaster Recovery

This blog post is a step by step tutorial on how to set up MySQL Replication between AWS regions. This is an essential part of our disaster recovery plan at Engine Yard. A previous blog post gives a higher level overview on disaster recovery.
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3 DevOps Skills Your Team Must Have

  Expanding your DevOps team can sometimes feel like defeating a demogorgon—or demodogs for that matter (R.I.P., Dart)—without Eleven. You may have a paladin, a cleric, a bard, and a ranger. But without the mage, or at least a little truesight, it’s tough to know how...
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RailsInstaller 3.4.0 For Windows Released

One of the easiest ways to install Rails on Windows is by using RailsInstaller. It contains everything you need to create a new Rails application. You do not have to install the individual components separately.
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What Is DevOps?

What Is DevOps? The million-dollar question, it is. Much like the trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” it seems like everyone is talking about DevOps. It has made waves in the technical community, bringing with it promises of increased development speed and business...
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A Sample DevOps Team: Roles and Responsibilities

It seems like everyone is talking about DevOps these days. And for good reason. When implemented correctly, DevOps solutions bring increased development speed and business agility. But what is this concept we speak of? For starters, there’s really no such thing as a...
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Disaster Recovery Plan for Rails Apps

This is part of a series on preparing your Rails application for Black Friday. This disaster recovery plan is useful for sites that need to recover quickly when an entire AWS region goes down.
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