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Creating Health Checks

Episode #208 9-22-2019 pro

Health Checks are an important part of monitoring an application's health. However, a simple status response may not be sufficient. In this episode, we look at creating a health check which monitors some dependencies of a Rails application.

AWS Security Groups and Deploying Rails 6 to Beanstalk

Episode #203 8-18-2019 pro

Back in Episode #106, we configured and deployed to a very simple AWS Beanstalk environment. However, in this episode, we take things a bit further and explore security groups, an existing database and redis service. Also, there are a few changes that we have to do in order to get Rails 6 working within Beanstalk.

Additional Dependencies in Beanstalk

Episode #107 11-26-2017 pro

Sometimes your AWS Beanstalk environment may require configuration changes from your app to properly deploy and get everything working.

Deploying to AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Episode #106 11-19-2017 pro

We’re going to get a Ruby on Rails application running on a staging environment on AWS Elastic Beanstalk. The Rails app will be connected to a MySQL database instance.

Intro to Docker on Windows

Episode #72 3-19-2017 free

Developing a Ruby on Rails application on Windows can be difficult, but doesn't have to be with Docker. Learn how to use Docker to create isolated containers and get them to talk with the Rails app and passed through to the local computer.

Managing Servers with Ansible

Episode #66 2-5-2017 free

A look into the Drifting Ruby network architecture and how I manage deployments with Ansible.

Sidekiq on Production

Episode #60 12-25-2016 free

Sidekiq is a Ruby Background Processor that manages its queue with a Redis service. Learn to deploy Sidekiq to your production environment.

Production Deployment on Ubuntu

Episode #31 5-30-2016 free

A guide to configure your Ubuntu installation and deploy a Ruby on Rails application. Lock down the settings to prevent unwanted access.