building-a-slackbot

We switched to Slack and built a Slackbot in 2 weeks: Here is How

We spent two weeks transitioning to Slack and building a Slackbot, using Python and API wrappers. Here is what we've learned.

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Cloud Status App

Launching a Cloud Status App: Our Development Approach

A detailed sneak peek at how we used ReactiveCocoa, Swift, and MVVM pattern, to build and launch our new Cloud Status app.

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Deploy NGINX with Ansible

Deploying NGINX with Ansible

How to deploy NGINX with Ansible using Ansible Galaxy roles. Full tutorial example of Ansible playbook to install NGINX and PHP-FPM.

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Adopting NGINX

Why we use NGINX

Every single Server Density request goes through NGINX. NGINX is an important part of our infrastructure. Want to know why we use NGINX? Keep reading.

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Deploying nginx with Puppet

Deploying nginx with Puppet

How to deploy Nginx with Puppet using Puppet Forge Nginx modules, plus some tweaks to allow parameterized configuration from the Puppet Enterprise console.

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Monitor Lighttpd

How to Monitor Lighttpd

What follows is our very own checklist of best practices for Lighttpd, including key metrics and alerts we use to monitor Lighttpd here at Server Density.

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config management camp

Pilots, Doctors and Scuba Divers: What we learned at Config Management Camp

Developers of open source configuration management tools? All together in one place? We couldn’t miss out on the Config Management Camp.

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service-resilience

Improving the Service Resilience of your App

If your app is to deliver on its bold uptime metrics, you need a good handle on service resilience. Let’s take a look at how we do that at Server Density.

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