The Zen of the Server Crash

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
development
tdd
hosting
rackspace

I was talking to someone last week about how I attempt to keep cool when things fall apart. I call it “the Zen of the Server Crash” and as luck would have it, everything started to fall apart that afternoon. First to go was our Internet connection at CrowdSavings.com HQ. […]

Ditched WordPress

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
blogging
wordpress

To at least one person’s dismay, I have abandoned WordPress for not only my blog, but for any future endeavours. WordPress seems great if you can’t build a blog on your own and would rather interact with a series of plug-ins than get your hands dirty with some code. I’m […]

My Thoughts on Rails Rumble

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
ruby

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m not a big fan of Rails, largely due to the fact that I dislike the community. So this year, I decided to follow the Rails Rumble on Twitter just because I found it all fairly intriguing and wanted to see the different stages […]

Setting up a secure MySQL server on Rackspace Cloud Servers

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
hosting
mysql
rackspace

Recently I’ve been building out dedicated MySQL servers to combat some of the shortcomings we have encountered with hosting MySQL on Rackspace Cloud Sites (commentary on this will be saved for another post). During my research on what I could do to set up the server as securely as possible […]