18 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Slicehost

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 3 months ago.
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Next Big Sound has also transitioned between full cloud providers ( Slicehost), hybrid providers ( Rackspace), and colocation ( Zcolo ) all while running with a small engineering staff using nothing but open source systems. There was no shortage of lessons learned in this process and we hope others can take something away from our successes and failures.

How does Next Big Sound make beautiful data out of all that music? Step inside and see...

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett almost 2 years ago.
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Heroku project and see your changes live on the web right away. If you're on EC2, Slicehost, or any other non-Heroku environment, it's exceptionally easy to hack that functionality into your own project.

This is literally all the necessary code:

You set this running, make sure port 54321 (or whatever) is open, and configure your GitHub post-receive web hook . GitHub will POST a big JSON update to the hook every time you push to any GitHub branch, but all your …

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By Patrick of Kalzumeus Software 2 years ago.
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…myself. I installed WordPress on a modest 512 MB VPS from Slicehost, with the standard Apache 2 / PHP / MySQL stack, and thought that would be the end of my hosting decisions. Sadly, it was only the beginning.

WordPress, PHP, and Apache: The Trifecta Of Finnicky Software

I'm a web developer by trade, so I'm very skeptical of unevidenced comments like " lol, PHP can't scale." It's transparently obvious that PHP can scale — one …

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By Satish Talim of RubyLearning Blog 2 years ago.
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Migration downtime for RubyLearning

RubyLearning websites and services ( http://rubylearning.com/ , http://rubylearning.org/ and http://satishtalim.com/ ) will be down for scheduled maintenance according to this time schedule . We would be offline no longer than 4 hours. During this time, we will be migrating our Slice from the St. Louis ( STL) to the Chicago ( ORD) datacenter of Slicehost.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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By Satish Talim of RubyLearning Blog over 2 years ago.
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…positive support for RubyLearning, Jim Pryke who maintained all my sites on SliceHost, Michael Kohl who is a mentor at RubyLearning, Satoshi Asakawa who teaches the Ruby Shoes and Metaprogramming courses on RubyLearning, Victor Goff who teaches the Ruby programming course on RubyLearning and now maintains all my sites on SliceHost, Gautam Rege and Sethupathi Asokan of Josh Software Pvt. Ltd. .

Individuals : Al Snow, Aldric Giacomoni

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By Trevor of Trevor Turk over 2 years ago.
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The Slicehost Story

Slicehost—a scrappy web company bootstrapped with $20,000—cashed out for big bucks in 2008. How did they do it? More importantly, was it worth it?

iOS Integration Testing

Today we're happy to announce KIF, the "Keep It Functional" framework. KIF allows for realistic iOS integration testing through simulated user interaction.

nginx news

Rails migrations with no downtime

Faraday: advanced HTTP requests …

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This post is an effort to summarize and clarify information about the changes to Slicehost. We will update it with new information as it becomes available. Links to threads with more detailed information are listed at the end.

There will be two major changes for Slicehost customers.

Rackspace will move Slices currently in the STL datacenters to a Rackspace-owned datacenter where they will enjoy newer hardware and better connectivity.

For most customers this this will be an automated …

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On Heroku almost 3 years ago.
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In 2006, I wrote Catapult : a Quicksilver -inspired command-line for the web. I deployed it to a VPS ( Slicehost), then gave the URL out to a few friends. At some point I stopped using it, but some of my friends remained heavy users. Two years later, I got an email: the site was down.

Logging into the server with ssh , I discovered many small bits of breakage:

The app's Mongrel process had crashed and not restarted.

Disk usage was at 100%, due to growth of logfiles and temporary session data.

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By geemus of Engine Yard Developer Blog almost 3 years ago.
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Brightbox, Terremark, GoGrid, Linode, Slicehost, Storm on Demand and Voxel. Once you wrap your head around that you can also check out fog's many supported storage, DNS and other services. With familiar commands throughout it is easy to pick up and try new services. Quickly your toolbox runneth over and you should have all the power you need to innovate.

Summary Compute can be tricky, but the abstractions in fog make it much easier to get started. With your servers up and …

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By Dr Nic Williams of Engine Yard Developer Blog almost 3 years ago.
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Slicehost credentials Until I switched to DNSimple and to fog, I used Slicehost for its API/CLI-driven DNS. I still have many domains managed by Slicehost. To enable API access to your Slicehost account in fog (and hence ey-dns ) go to https://manage.slicehost.com/api , enabled API access and copy your API token into the slicehost_password field of ~/.fog above.

Testing credentials You can test your DNS credentials with the ey-dns domains command: $ ey-dns …

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