After using Jenkins for some time, the natural progression towards cheaper and simpler alternatives kicked in. While not the prettiest thing to look at, Jenkins served us well, but the costs involved with running at least one full-time AWS instance (plus workers) for our CI needs were becoming questionable.
Posts Categorized: Web development
When I needed another outlet to begin blogging about another product we’re working on, I reached for another standard WordPress install. It’s what I’ve come to know over the past couple years and while I’ve never felt satisfied with it — it worked well enough to let me focus on writing. Before I started the WP install,… Read more »
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.
No. You can’t fairly compare Amazon OpsWorks to a CoreOS environment so we’re not going to do that. All I will say is that OpsWorks and Chef combined for an extremely slow and buggy deployment process which lead us to look for an alternate solution. We started experimenting with Docker a few months back to accelerate our… Read more »