Chris Beck on Software Eng. - Whiteboard to production at scale

Docker For Mac - Multiple Docker Machines

We recently discovered the headaches involved with creating and managing multiple docker machines. Simple solution is adding a script to your bash profile ~/.bash_profile. alias dm='docker-machine' dmswitch(){ if...

Visualizing your business data. Google's BigQuery and Metabase.

Some useful background... Several years ago we (Venatus Media) created a big-data platform to dynamically segmenting users for the purposes of better targeting our adverts. For this we used Amazon's...

Auto-tuning a webserver

When it comes to configuring a web server like Nginx there are dozens of parameters with almost endless configuration profiles. There are obvious places to start: worker_processes 1; worker_...

Useful Docker commands

This is my cheatsheet for docker. A simple set of commands to manage docker via the terminal. List running instances: - docker ps List all instances: - docker ps -a...

Auto-scaling servers with multiple cloud providers

We (Alchemy Video) found ourselves in an interesting position a few months ago. One of our Video SSP (sell side platform) clients required a strong presence in Australia for the...