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A super informal talk about the history of Read the Docs.

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Read the Docs Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Thought Stuff. In the cloud! Eric Holscher http://ericholscher.com PDX Python Feb. 8 2011
  • 2. What this talk is» Talk about the history of Read the Docs» Technology Involved» Interesting outcomes of openness
  • 3. Why I’m here» Feedback» Ideas» Hopefully you’ll learn something too!» Shameless self-promotion
  • 4. The story
  • 5. 2010 Django Dash
  • 6. Charles LeiferBobby Grace (Design) Me
  • 7. Doc Hosting Sucks» packages.python.org» Github Pages» Your own janky shit with cronjobs
  • 8. Had a workable site in 48 hours
  • 9. Fully Open Source
  • 10. Fully Open Source» github.com/rtfd/readthedocs.org» github.com/ericholscher/chef- django-example» ericholscher.com/tag/chef-series/
  • 11. What makes it tick
  • 12. Features
  • 13. Git, Hg, Bzr, Svn
  • 14. Post commit hooks
  • 15. Custom Themes
  • 16. Full-text search
  • 17. Tags & Branches
  • 18. PDF Generation
  • 19. Tech
  • 20. Subdomains
  • 21. CNAME Support
  • 22. Haystack/Solr
  • 23. Varnish
  • 24. Chef
  • 25. Multiple Servers
  • 26. Nagios & Munin
  • 27. Nginx/Gunicorn
  • 28. Upstart
  • 29. Lessons
  • 30. Think about your URLs. Really hard.
  • 31. Lay your project out sanely
  • 32. Write tests!
  • 33. Promote
  • 34. Find a designer!
  • 35. Open Source Outcomes
  • 36. Patches
  • 37. Arbitrary Code Execution
  • 38. Known architecture information
  • 39. Trust
  • 40. People Writing Docs
  • 41. DEMO
  • 42. Questions?» readthedocs.org / rtfd.org» eric@ericholscher.com» twitter.com/ericholscher