Chef, Vagrant, and Fog: No Hands Scaling; also, Remote Pairing, Soup to Nuts.

Section 1:

Chef is a tool for provisioning and configuring systems in Ruby. Vagrant is a tool to automate provisioning on your own computer using VirtualBox. Fog is a tool designed to automate provisioning on your choice of clouds (Amazon, Rackspace, or Blue Box Group). See how these can combine to have your application ready for war!

Section 2:

Remote pairing is coming into its own. Using the tools in Section 1, we'll set up a remote pairhost, and discuss techniques for effective pairing on a shared remote instance using Skype, iTerm2, and tmux. Don't be limited by proximity! Be effective with your pair wherever you find yourselves.

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  • Tom B.

    Good presentation from both Jim and Ben - I think we should follow up and use the meetup group as an opportunity for pairing. Some of us are out in the Boonies and it is difficult to find folks to pair with - Maybe we could do something like a pairing bulletin board - or do a group project to create a chltrb pairing app Or when they get out of Alpha these guys: https://pair.io/ look like they are putting together a pretty good, easy pairing solution

    May 24, 2012

  • John A.

    I've been wondering the same thing. My guess is that since this event was created so long ago a lot of people signed up then. The room we normally use is the largest we have.

    May 23, 2012

  • Matt M.

    21 attending so far. Pretty awesome. Do we have a room big enough fit everyone?

    May 23, 2012

  • Ben G.

    I moved the date to 4/18 to resolve a scheduling conflict with RailsConf.

    March 9, 2012

  • Jim Van F.

    I'd still be happy to do this, but my original demo is now out of date and would need to be updated. I'd gladly, instead, talk about the purpose of each tool and how they'd work together.

    February 26, 2012

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