Deploying a Faktory worker to AWS Fargate

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Looking for a fresh, 2018 approach to deploying a Rails app to AWS? We've partnered with DailyDrip on a series of videos to guide you through the process. We're covering how to Dockerize a Rails app, AWS Fargate, logging, monitoring, setting up load balancing, SSL, CDN, and more.

In the previous post of this series, we deployed the Faktory service to AWS Fargate and created our first background job. Today we'll setup a Ruby worker service to pull jobs from the Faktory server and execute them.

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Deploying Faktory to AWS Fargate

By Bradley Price Bullet_white Comments Comments

Looking for a fresh, 2018 approach to deploying a Rails app to AWS? We've partnered with DailyDrip on a series of videos to guide you through the process. We're covering how to Dockerize a Rails app, AWS Fargate, logging, monitoring, setting up load balancing, SSL, CDN, and more.

In today's video, we're setting up a background job server for our Rails app. There are several implementations we can choose from, including delayed_job, resque, and Sidekiq, to name a few.

However, today we'll be using Faktory, which was created by the father of Sidekiq, Mike Perham.

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Scout <> Rollbar Integration: unifying your stability metrics 🚀

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When things are going wrong, the more signals you can view from one screen, the better. Today, we're excited to announce an integration with Rollbar. This brings Rollbar's best-of-breed error monitoring into Scout's performance-focused UI, creating a single source for your stability metrics:

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AWS Disaster Recovery: Configuring a Read Replica and a Multi-AZ

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We've partnered with DailyDrip on a two-part series guiding you through Automated Backups and Disaster Recovery on AWS. This is part 2. You can read part 1 here.

This is the second portion of a two-part series on automated backups and disaster recovery for AWS. In part 1, we summarized the main options: database snapshots, read replicas, and multiple available zones (Multi-AZ) and walked thorugh the simplest solution: backups. Today, we'll setup a read replica and multi-az.

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AWS Disaster Recovery: an overview and a backups tutorial

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We've partnered with DailyDrip on a two-part series guiding you through Automated Backups and Disaster Recovery on AWS. This is part 1. Read part 2, which covers read replicas and multi-az.

Have you ever lost data? It can make for a bad day.

Now, imagine you lose your customer's data. That can make for a bad week, if you're lucky. If you're not so lucky, it can cost money, customer trust, bad publicity, and much more.

In today's episode we are covering disaster recovery on AWS. In particular, we will be focusing on a few techniques to deal with data loss mitigation and resiliency.

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Deploying to AWS Part V: the final punch list (load balancer, CDN, SSL)

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Looking for a fresh, 2018 approach to deploying a Rails app to AWS? We've partnered with DailyDrip on a series of videos to guide you through the process. We're covering how to Dockerize a Rails app, AWS Fargate, logging, monitoring, setting up load balancing, SSL, CDN, and more.

In our previous videos, we dockerized our Rails app, setup an ECS container, deployed to AWS Fargate, configured logging, and monitored our app's performance. However, we still have a few remaining items.

What's left in our AWS production deployment punch list? Configuring a load balancer, SSL, and a CDN. We're using containers, which gives us a great way to scale, but have left out some pretty important pieces to the puzzle.

In today's video, we're going to address these issues. Let's jump in.

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