Making a Status Page

We recently had (another) a major outage from one of our payment providers. I decided to make a simple status page that we could direct customers to when something like this happened next time.

System Status Page

Spaghetti, Notebooks, and Modeling

Microservices dependency spaghetti, the concept of an engineering notebook, and the importance of software modeling was three main topics discussed at this meeting with Lean Coffee Bergen.

Lean Coffee Kanban board in action

Node.js Drama of 2016: Express.js

Express was originally created by TJ Holowaychuk (@tj) in 2009, under the the slogan ยซInsanely fast (and small) server-side JavaScript web development frameworkยป. It has since grown to become one of the most widely installed package from the npm registry with over 4.5 million monthly downloads. Now, it may be facing a new beginning!

Screenshot of IBM's acquisition of StrongLoop in TechCrunch

Jekyll 3 and GitHub Pages

Jekyll, the static site generator used by GitHub Pages, recently released their third major version ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐ŸŒŸ and GitHub Pages just announced their support. Here is a list of all the new cool stuff and what you need to change!

Jekyll Static Site Generator

Automatic Publishing of npm Packages

If you are actively maintaining more than a couple of packages in the npm registry this will be a life saver for you; automatically publish new versions of your packages directly from your CI server ๐Ÿ“ก

Automatic publish successfull builds

Atom (RSS) feeds for GitHub Pages

Recording H.264 Streams

Building Docker Images from remote repositories

Django Performance: POSTGIS_VERSION

Testing Docker apps with Wercker

git: tagging releases

Securing SSL in HAProxy