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