Run Cron Jobs on AWS with Cronally

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Scheduling tasks to run at particular times is a fairly common occurrence when developing web applications. Cleaning out old session data, generating reports, flushing queues, checking job statuses, and sending emails are just a few examples of tasks that either need to run at specific times or might not have another event to trigger them.

Post Elastic Beanstalk Notifications to a Slack Channel

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We recently started working with Slack to streamline workflows and try some ChatOps. While pushing our Jenkins and Shippable updates to Slack was accomplished with a single cURL command, we also wanted our Elastic Beanstalk notifications to show up in some particular channels. I’ve been wanting to try out AWS Lambda for some time now, and it just so… Read more »

Use Ext4 and OverlayFS instead of Btrfs on CoreOS

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If you’re an early adopter like us and have been on the CoreOS bandwagon for more than a few days, you’ve likely run into some Btrfs issues. These issues usually manifest as “no space left on device” errors that cause Docker to completely fail, usually at the most inconvenient time. While there are some workarounds… Read more »