CoreOS Test Drive

Vagrant setup If you follow the CoreOS documentation and try to get a Vagrant cluster up and running┬áthe etcd cluster is not created by default. After cloning the Vagrant CoreOS repo, cd into the cluster folder and run vagrant up. This will start 3 core-os clusters numbered core-01 to core-03. You can ssh into them […]

Setting up simple OmniAuth authentication with Facebook

If you have watched Ryan Bates’ tutorial Simple OmniAuth you probably already know OmniAuth is awesome. Ryan doesn’t go into details about setting up OmniAuth with Facebook so this post has a couple of pointers to help out in that regard. It’s meant as a continuation to the screencast, so if you haven’t seen it […]

Configuring Nginx and Unicorn

I first heard about Unicorn in an interview with 37Signal’s server admin Mark Imbriaco and it made me really curious. There are a few great resources explaining how Unicorn works and a neat benchmark comparing Mongrel, Passenger and Unicorn. I will share my experience playing with Nginx and Unicorn on a Debian Lenny box.