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Read the Docs

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

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Read the Docs

  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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