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A laundry list of stuff I’ve come across / been pointed to lately. What are your favorites (i.e. comments, please)?
Book: Scalable Internet Architectures by Theo Schlossnagle
Book: Release It! by Michael Nygard
Book: The Art of Capacity Planning by John Allspaw
Conference: Velocity 2009 in SJ – it’s only a month away.
Presentation: Operational Efficiency Hacks by John Allspaw
John Allspaw’s blog, “Kitchen Soap – Thoughts on Capactiy Planning and Web Operations”…(excerpt from latest post: “I can’t tell you how ripped I get when people say things like this: ‘cloud computing means getting rid of ops’ “)
WebOps Visualizations Flickr Group
Apis / tools:
Chef. This is step one, or as Allspaw puts it “if there’s only one thing you do, automated configuration and
deployment management should be it”. We run chef-solo in our cap deploy. Don’t miss Cooking with Chef 101.
God for process management.
Xray for ruby process inspection.
Elif is Perl File::ReadBackwards ported to ruby.
Book: Think Unix