Matthew Kocher

Biography

  • Did we git pair?

    Did we git pair?

    “Did we git pair” is something developers at pivotal are used to hearing shortly after committing and right before pushing. After reviewing the changes, one half of the pair usually takes over the...

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  • Service Oriented Foreman

    Service Oriented Foreman

    I'm a big fan of David Dollar's foreman for starting up everything you need to run an app. These days were seeing a number of projects that rely on multiple ruby apps with seperate gemfiles to...

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  • 05/30/2012: Resque Me

    05/30/2012: Resque Me

    Helps Using resque-scheduler with resque-status We're attempting to use both of these together, and encountered problems getting it to work. Another project had found the answer. Resque...

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  • Chef cookbook linting with foodcritic

    Chef cookbook linting with foodcritic

    There's a growing movement for testing chef cookbooks, which is great to see. I haven't gotten to play with them all, but some that I've come across are the minitest chef handler, chefspec, and...

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  • [SF] 11/30/2011: 30 Days has Movember

    [SF] 11/30/2011: 30 Days has Movember

    Ask for Help "Is there a good JS/HTML code editor that will expand to fix the contents?" A team is just getting started with putting in a code editor and is currently using ACE. It...

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  • Apple Orchard – Turning Chef Recipes into OSX Images

    Apple Orchard – Turning Chef Recipes into OSX Images

    Last week Brian Cunnie posted a great writeup of what we've been working on for building OSX Lion workstations. Today, I'd like to introduce Apple Orchard - how we transform those chef recipes...

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  • Guiderails: our Rails 3 templates

    Guiderails: our Rails 3 templates

    One of our goals for the first day a project starts at Pivotal is to deliver something the customer can see working. One of the ways we accomplish this is making sure getting up and running with...

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  • The simplest deployment that could possibly work

    The simplest deployment that could possibly work

    I've been working on a basic chef solo based rails deployment. I started with Building an AMI, then bootstrapping to get the instance running chef with capistrano. Since part two left us with...

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  • Chef Solo – Tugging on the bootstraps

    Chef Solo – Tugging on the bootstraps

    There's certainly no wrong way to run chef, however, a reasonable set of defaults are usually helpful as a starting place. I'm building an example of a simple deploy with chef, with the goals of...

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  • EC2 AMI Building Adeventures

    EC2 AMI Building Adeventures

    As rails developers we're often presented with the task of finding the right ops solution for clients. While Heroku has turned out to be a great answer for many of our clients, there are others...

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