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Decision at Walls.io about React, PHP

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CTO at Walls.io GmbH ·

We use PHP because we started as a startup and this was the fastest way to prototype our ideas back when we started. Today we are migrating away from most of it by re-implementing our frontend in React. We will most likely still keep the PHP core as our API because the database and the ORM we use is implemented very clean.

15 upvotes·5.4K views

Decision at Walls.io about OpenShift, Kubernetes

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CTO at Walls.io GmbH ·

We use Kubernetes because we decided to migrate to a hosted cluster (not AWS) and still be able to scale our clusters up and down depending on load. By wrapping it with OpenShift we are now able to easily adapt to demand but also able to separate concerns into separate Pods depending on use-cases we have.

6 upvotes·2.5K views

Decision at Walls.io about Slack

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CTO at Walls.io GmbH ·

We use Slack because we can let "tools talk to us" and automate processes in our dev team using bots.

3 upvotes·189 views

Decision at Walls.io about OpenShift

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We use OpenShift because it's easy to manage a cluster of servers even with a small team and it's cheaper to operate than AWS.

1 upvote·817 views

Decision at Walls.io about Docker

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CTO at Walls.io GmbH ·

We use Docker because (of course we do :) we want to be able to run the exact same server configurations on dev, staging, CodeShip and production so that we can be sure that we don't introduce infra related bugs.

1 upvote·238 views

Decision at Walls.io about Redis

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CTO at Walls.io GmbH ·

We use Redis because we want to have a stateless application. Redis helps by storing state in a scalable key-value store, which our application cluster can access.

1 upvote·73 views

Decision at Walls.io about Amazon S3

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CTO at Walls.io GmbH ·

We use Amazon S3 because it's scalable, geo distributed and offers SDKs for many languages. This keeps our cluster free of user generated content which is 100% hosted on S3.

1 upvote·25 views