Poor website architecture and performance planning has struck again, this time leaving 24,000 families in the state of Illinois disappointed and burdened by the crash of the Empower Illinois scholarship tax credit site.
dnscontrol is an open-source tool written in Go by the fine folks at Stack Exchange that allows us to configure our DNS records in a JS file that can be committed to version control and published on demand. With this configuration in git, we can now easily review changes through our normal pull request workflow, as well as getting a full log of any changes made over time.
As developers, oftentimes we want or need our working environment to be an exact match of the production environment. This is especially true when your project is running a complex or specific infrastructure. Lucky for us, there’s Vagrant!
In a previous post, Dave talked about marginal gains and how, in aggregate, they can really add up. We recently made some infrastructure improvements that I first thought would be marginal, but quickly proved to be rather significant.