WordPress DevOps Power Hour

Cap, Deploy, Profit: Automating Your Deployment Process with Capistrano (Kronda Adair)

Capistrano is a Ruby gem which helps automate code deployment (in some cases, even on shared servers). I’ll be going over what Capistrano is, what you can do with it, and what it takes to get started using it. I’ll also provide some starter resources to help you get going with automated deployments.

Tools of a WordPress Sysadmin or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Web (Zach Brown)

It has happened to everyone – the dreaded call that the site is down and you are the only one who can fix it. While this can seem like the end of the world, fear not – there are a number of tools that can make your life easier. From monitoring to backups, command line to GUI, we’ll explore the most effective tools and tricks to get to the bottom of the most common server problems.