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Clouds Against the Floods
Clouds Against the Floods
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Clouds Against the Floods

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Talk about how we built a donation app in a short amount of time to help the Quensland Govt generate money for the 2010/11 flood victims

Talk about how we built a donation app in a short amount of time to help the Quensland Govt generate money for the 2010/11 flood victims

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    • 1. Clouds against the Floodsor how Ruby On Rails saved the day in AustraliaLeonardo Borgeswww.leonardoborges.com
    • 2. What do I do?• Write code for ThoughtWorks in Sydney, Australia• Contribute to open-source projects, on occasion - Rails - JRuby - rcov_plugin - Savon• Blog, rant and cause trouble online - www.leonardoborges.com - @leonardo_borges• Get shy in presentations like this one Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 3. What?Leonardo Borgeswww.leonardoborges.com
    • 4. What?• 75% of Queensland under water Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 5. What?• 75% of Queensland under water• Government to run a telethon on Channel 9 Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 6. What?• 75% of Queensland under water• Government to run a telethon on Channel 9• SSQ’s donation app misbehaved Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 7. What?• 75% of Queensland under water• Government to run a telethon on Channel 9• SSQ’s donation app misbehaved• backup plan? Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 8. We can help!• ThoughtWorks offered to give a hand• we were at the beach• and were pulled in 2 days before the telethon Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 9. How?Leonardo Borgeswww.leonardoborges.com
    • 10. How?• Rails, of course Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 11. How?• Rails, of course• Deployment options Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 12. How?• Rails, of course• Deployment options - Amazon EC2 Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 13. How?• Rails, of course• Deployment options - Amazon EC2 - Heroku Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 14. How?• Rails, of course• Deployment options - Amazon EC2 - Heroku Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 15. How?• Rails, of course• Deployment options - Amazon EC2 - Heroku•An awesome team Ben Barnard, me and Phillip Calçado Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 16. The donation app• form for donor details• payment gateway integration• background jobs - sending emails Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 17. The donation app• form for donor details• payment gateway integration• background jobs - sending emails - delayed_job gem - SMTP capable of sending thousands of emails Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 18. The donation app• form for donor details• payment gateway integration• background jobs - sending emails - delayed_job gem - SMTP capable of sending thousands of emails Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 19. Monitoring,Benchmarking &CachingLeonardo Borgeswww.leonardoborges.com
    • 20. Monitoring,Benchmarking &Caching• NewRelicLeonardo Borgeswww.leonardoborges.com
    • 21. Monitoring,Benchmarking &Caching• NewRelic - Identifying errors early Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 22. Monitoring,Benchmarking &Caching• NewRelic - Identifying errors early - Measuring server load and scaling accordingly Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 23. Monitoring,Benchmarking &Caching• NewRelic - Identifying errors early - Measuring server load and scaling accordingly• Apache AB Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 24. Monitoring,Benchmarking &Caching• NewRelic - Identifying errors early - Measuring server load and scaling accordingly• Apache AB - Finding the bottlenecks Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 25. Monitoring,Benchmarking &Caching• NewRelic - Identifying errors early - Measuring server load and scaling accordingly• Apache AB - Finding the bottlenecks• Varnish Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 26. Monitoring,Benchmarking &Caching• NewRelic - Identifying errors early - Measuring server load and scaling accordingly• Apache AB - Finding the bottlenecks• Varnish - Aggressive caching Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 27. Monitoring,Benchmarking &Caching• NewRelic - Identifying errors early - Measuring server load and scaling accordingly• Apache AB - Finding the bottlenecks• Varnish - Aggressive caching Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 28. Winning over the skepticismLeonardo Borgeswww.leonardoborges.com
    • 29. Winning over the skepticism• When we first offered help... - Ruby? You can’t do nothing serious with Ruby - The schedule is too tight! - How are you gonna deploy this thing? Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 30. Winning over the skepticism• When we first offered help... - Ruby? You can’t do nothing serious with Ruby - The schedule is too tight! - How are you gonna deploy this thing?• What happened... - Their app went down at the start of the telethon - Remember the backup plan? Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 31. Winning over the skepticism• When we first offered help... • We developed and deployed an app that... - Ruby? You can’t do nothing serious with Ruby - was built Ruby on Rails - The schedule is too tight! - scales - How are you gonna deploy this thing? - integrates with a few external services - handled the load comfortably - 15 req/sec during the telethon• What happened... - AUD$ 2 million generated in two hours - Their app went down at the start of the telethon - received over AUD$ 30 million in donations thus far - Remember the backup plan? - has been the main app since then Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 32. Winning over the skepticism• When we first offered help... • We developed and deployed an app that... - Ruby? You can’t do nothing serious with Ruby - was built Ruby on Rails - The schedule is too tight! - scales - How are you gonna deploy this thing? - integrates with a few external services - handled the load comfortably - 15 req/sec during the telethon• What happened... - AUD$ 2 million generated in two hours - Their app went down at the start of the telethon - received over AUD$ 30 million in donations thus far - Remember the backup plan? - has been the main app since then ... in a little over 48 hours Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 33. Winning over the skepticism• When we first offered help... • We developed and deployed an app that... - Ruby? You can’t do nothing serious with Ruby - was built Ruby on Rails - The schedule is too tight! - scales - How are you gonna deploy this thing? - integrates with a few external services - handled the load comfortably - 15 req/sec during the telethon• What happened... - AUD$ 2 million generated in two hours - Their app went down at the start of the telethon - received over AUD$ 30 million in donations thus far - Remember the backup plan? - has been the main app since then ... in a little over 48 hours Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 34. Resources• rubyonrails.org• fragmental.tw - Phillip Calçado• heroku.com• sendgrid.com• newrelic.com• httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/programs/ab.html• github.com/collectiveidea/delayed_job Leonardo Borges www.leonardoborges.com
    • 35. Q&ALeonardo Borgeswww.leonardoborges.com
    • 36. Thank you!Leonardo Borgeswww.leonardoborges.com

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