Several months ago we were reaching a critical point in Art to Aid’s development. We had begun using Shopify about six months prior to test our theory that creatives and consumers want to work together to create good in the world; at least ten percent of every sale on Art to Aid goes to support a charitable organization of the artist’s choosing. We were closing in on flipping the switch on our own custom platform built on the popular Ruby on Rails ecommerce platform Spree. I had been happily denying the need for a deployment strategy more complex than a capistrano task pushing out to a single VPS. Continue reading blog
I’d like to invite you to read & publish (if you like it) a nice blogpost “Rails apps extra configuration nightmare – solved!”. The post describes a9n - a new gem created by Krzysztof Knapik. a9n helps to keep ruby and rails app configurations easily maintainable, verifiable and clean.
You can find the post here: http://blog.lunarlogic.io/2014/rails-apps-extra-configuration-nightmare-solved/
This week/s I have been mostly struggling with an outage in our primary care giver, realizing that my family is not really highly available and has no real disaster recovery plan. Roll on Spring, I say after a hard month of Sickness as a Service. Get a sense for The Vibe.