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  • Cloud Tools for fun and Profit! John McCaffrey RailsPerformance.com @J_McCaffrey
  • Agenda• Terminology• Deployment and hosting• Monitoring• Collaboration and Communication• Q&A
  • Why I love this stuff• Allows me to be fast• Show value, get feedback• Build a better product• Build confidence, get more work
  • Terminology• Hosting: how/where the application lives• Deploy: update the application• Production: the official site• Staging: test/qa site that mimics prod.• VM: Virtual Machine• Git: Version control (GitHub.com)
  • Deployment• Getting that sucker out there!
  • Options• Self hosted• Amazon Web Services• EngineYard.com or RightScale.com• Heroku.com• https://appharbor.com
  • Self-Hosted Pro Con • Responsible for everything!• Control over everything! • High initial cost, unused• No surprises resources• Bare Metal (no additional • Upgrades, maintenance layers) • Security
  • Amazon Pro Con• Still a lot of control • Requires deep technical know-how to setup• Easy to scale up more instances • Responsible for various software updates• Pay as you go• No need to maintain • Responsible for some security components hardware• Free trial • Outages and surprises!
  • EngineYard.com Pro Con• Simplified and tailored to the most common needs• Easy to scale up more • Still requires some technical know-how to get started instances, Pay as you go• Full control over the OS • Responsible for various software updates• No need to maintain • Outages and surprises! hardware• Free trial
  • Heroku.com Pro Con• One line deployment• Free instance can go far • No control over underlying software, ports, etc• Easy to scale up more instances • Additional layers of routing• Pay as you go • Outages and surprises!• No need to maintain hardware or software
  • Heroku.com• Ruby/Rails, Java, Scala, Python• Free ‘dyno’ (aka single process)• Simple deployment• Lots of plugins and addons• Easy to experiment with
  • Heroku• Let’s deploy something!
  • Pusher demo• git clone github.com/tarnfeld/PusherChat-Rails.git• heroku create• heroku addons:add pusher:sandbox• git push heroku master
  • Redmine• Project management• Wiki/Documents• Issue tracker• Forums• Calendar• http://gb-redmine.heroku.com/
  • FatFree CRM• Rails based CRM• http://mccaffrey-crm.heroku.com/
  • Agenda• Terminology• Deployment and hosting• Monitoring• Collaboration and Communication• Q&A
  • Monitoring• Sever monitoring• Page monitoring• Response/uptime monitoring
  • Server monitoring• Munin• Nagios• New Relic
  • Page monitoring• Yslow/page speed• webpagetest.org• StillAlive.com• Google analytics, KISSmetrics, gaug.es
  • Uptime• StillAlive.com• newRelic• pingdom.com• apica.com
  • Let’s fire a load Test!• ab -n 100 -c 20 http://yoursite.com
  • Agenda• Terminology• Deployment and hosting• Monitoring• Collaboration and Communication• Q&A
  • Collaboration• Email• Instant message/chat• Screencast (jing, screenr, etc)• Group Chat (campfire, hipchat)• Audio/video chat (google, skype)• Screenshare (teamviewer, skype, join.me)• Code: Github.com, assembla.com, bitbucket.org
  • Google apps• Sites• Docs• Email• Add ons
  • Q&A• John@RailsPerformance.com• www.RailsPerformance.com• @J_McCaffrey