Configuring your Rails app via environment variables works well, but sometimes you want to be able to update your configuration on the fly. Here's a way to update your app's environment using SSM Parameter Store. Why would you want to do this? Well...
Here at Honeybadger, we want to do our part to help student developers keep their apps free from errors. That’s why we are excited to offer our error monitoring, uptime and check-in monitoring tool free of charge to students that take advantage of the GitHub Student Developer Pack.
At Honeybadger, we use Redis a lot. It's our Swiss Army Knife; it's a cache, a single source of truth, it stores background jobs, and more. Basically, Redis is one of those services that should never fail. I was pondering the DevOps apocalypse recently...
A chance conversation let me to the realization that the world of unique identifiers is larger and more wondrous than I ever could have imagined. In this post we discuss five types of UUIDs and their upstart cousin, the ULID. We explore what makes each of them special and when they may be particularly useful.
When your autoscaling group terminates instances running Sidekiq, you should finish the Sidekiq jobs before the instance gets terminated. This is how we do that at Honeybadger.
I recently rebuilt my multi-purpose desktop system with Arch Linux; in this post I talk about my computing goals, my solutions, and the results.
Here's an easy way to run multiple Sidekiq processes via systemd.