The : at Shopify (April 2011)
A in the of a Developer Evangelist (June 2012)
I'm working out of Shopify'soffice until Friday and would love to grab coffee with Toronto's best social media people. Here's a bit about working at Shopify:
Exciting challenges to face, and problems to solve every day!
Shares in the company
Flexible work hours
Free house cleaning service
Free gym membership
5 min from
We're an ecommerce platform with over …
…all the kickstarter cash in the bank we hired a designer and a developer to make us a good looking Shopify template. Same kind of thing happened with the packaging, a couple weeks turned into a couple months of development. When we finished with Kickstarter orders and decided that the Shopify store HAD to be opened and taking orders for the holidays, the designs were still not done and the store was inoperable. We launched with a bone stock template that Shopify provided instead. Real MVP. …
…out of your applications. We heard lots of good things about them from a newly employed engineer and Shopify's Tweets.
The whole process of signing up, installing the PHP module and getting a t-shirt took less than 10 minutes on FreeBSD! We were blown away once we viewed the dashboard: it automatically detected the framework and produced useful, near real-time graphs. From slowest controller to detailed database queries, we could drill down to a specific section of the system to determine …
Ruby Enterprise Edition is 100% open source.
Ruby Enterprise Edition 2011.12 and 2012.01 have actually also been quietly released, but they didn't have proper announcements on our blog. Here's a cumulative summary: Upgraded to Ruby 1.8.7-p358 REE 2011.01 was based on 1.8.7-p330. This latest version includes not only bug fixes but also various security fixes. Upgraded …
We want to express our deepest appreciation to the companies like Shopify, Gawker, and IGN that participated in the server monitoring private beta. We couldn't have done this without you. Thank you for your willingness to use the feature on your live systems and to provide the detailed feedback we needed to make sure we provided immediate and lasting value.
And if you were thinking that Server Monitoring was going to be a huge headache to install...loads of config …
…Postbox a year ago, and I've never once regretted it.
Gemnasium - service to notify you of gem updates that affect your project.
Introducing - If you have a spare $5K laying around, you can self-host GitHub. Enterprise
Shopify Fund - Shopify has a million bucks to spend on enhancing its ecosystem, and it wants you to have a piece of that.
…monitoring scene, particularly amongst released a Real which goes right down to the customer experience. How quick pages load, how quick the pages are to render, etc. serviceapps (folks like and Shopify use them heavily), but they've not rested on their laurels. Just a few months ago they
- for your Web App (As A Service)
Cloudmailin is a cloud service that can accept e-mail and then send the required …
…state transitions simply by dropping in state_machine-audit_trail ( see that Shopify post ), before it was too hard to hook it in everywhere so we had nothing.
We removed a bunch of code and improved our codebase - always worthy goals as far as I am concerned.
My gut-feel is that most people who read that Shopify post agreed with it in spirit, but did nothing about it (t hat's kinda how it was with me ). We seem to shy away from state machines due to misunderstanding …