Recent Posts by Christopher Rigor

 
DevOps Support Manager, Asia-Pacific at Engine Yard. Organizer of @RubyConfPH. Speaker. Interested in automation, Kubernetes, Docker, Deis, ops, Ruby.
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Encrypted Configuration on Rails 5.2

Credentials is a new feature on Rails 5.2 which replaces secrets and encrypted secrets. Under the hood Credentials use EncryptedConfiguration which you can reuse if you need to use encryption on other parts of your application.

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Application Load Balancer

Engine Yard announces support for Application Load Balancing. This new feature gives you the option to choose between a Classic Load Balancer and an Application Load Balancer.

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Auto Scaling

Engine Yard announces support for AWS Auto Scaling.

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Why DevOps? What Are the Benefits of DevOps?

Just five years ago, most enterprises operated their innovation efforts in silos. Development was in one corner, working on the next big thing; operations was in the other, making sure that none of the technology stopped working. Far too often, like Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy, people in these disparate roles exclaimed, “I’m a doctor, not a ...” They rarely engaged with each other—and things were left to fall through the cracks.

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Rails App Silently Crashes on Ruby 2.4

I've been working recently to update RailsInstaller to use Ruby 2.4. It has taken a long time to get Ruby 2.4 working with RailsInstaller because starting RubyInstaller2, DevKit was replaced by MSYS2. That is a topic for another post though.

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PostgreSQL Replication Tutorial For Disaster Recovery

This blog post is a step by step tutorial on how to set up PostgreSQL Replication between AWS regions. This is an essential part of our disaster recovery plan at Engine Yard. A previous blog post gives a higher level overview on disaster recovery.

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MySQL Replication Tutorial For Disaster Recovery

This blog post is a step by step tutorial on how to set up MySQL Replication between AWS regions. This is an essential part of our disaster recovery plan at Engine Yard. A previous blog post gives a higher level overview on disaster recovery.

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3 DevOps Skills Your Team Must Have

 

Expanding your DevOps team can sometimes feel like defeating a demogorgon—or demodogs for that matter (R.I.P., Dart)—without Eleven. You may have a paladin, a cleric, a bard, and a ranger. But without the mage, or at least a little truesight, it’s tough to know how to make the most of your resources and expand your capabilities. (Can you tell we’ve binged on Stranger Things 2?)

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RailsInstaller 3.4.0 For Windows Released

One of the easiest ways to install Rails on Windows is by using RailsInstaller. It contains everything you need to create a new Rails application. You do not have to install the individual components separately.

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What Is DevOps?

What Is DevOps? The million-dollar question, it is. Much like the trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” it seems like everyone is talking about DevOps. It has made waves in the technical community, bringing with it promises of increased development speed and business agility. And while we can’t really tell you what’s up with the melodramatic shots of Mark Hamill in the trailer (okay, we’ll stop it for now), we can confidently say that the benefits of DevOps are contingent on a business’ ability to both understand and implement certain concepts across the organization.

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