Thomas Zickell
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Recent Tech Decisions
103 points

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  • Help Scout

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    Important emails

  • HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)

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    to replace PHP

  • PHP

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    Because it is required although the server is running HHVM every bit of code is PHP friendly it's an awesome synergy.

  • Redis

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    Replaced memcache and alleviated lots of issues on the spot absolutely amazing caching, with memory-based storage it's a win-win.

  • NGINX

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    The server is comprised of Varnish, Nginx & Apache it is SPDY and an excellent product.

  • PagerDuty

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    alerts me to any issues and blends well with other tools for uptime monitoring

  • Intercom

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    fantastic tool to communicate with clients

  • Varnish

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    it makes it very fast

  • Pingdom

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    RUM, uptime

  • WordPress

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    WordPress with HHVM and all the things you can do it that make it the most appealing software for making websites for me.

  • New Relic

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    Tracking

  • Google Analytics

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    pretty much everything

  • Twilio SendGrid

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    I use DynECT SMTP however if that fails it will fail over to send grid

  • DeployBot

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    this is used with mover in order to sync sites

  • Amazon EC2 Container Service

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    I don't like AWS BUT Pagely's VPS-3 makes it work. I still use FireHost for most things