Saturday, September 13th, 2014
One thing that most programmers do not take the time to understand is the servers that their application lives on. Most know a smattering of Apache configs, PHP configs, and basic information about the OS. This talk will deal with looking at tools that can help you quickly set up a server and how it can help you be a better developer. We'll look at tools like puppet for server management, OSSEC for log management, different command line tools, and nagios/monit for system monitoring.
Chris Tankersley is a husband, father, and PHP developer in Northwest Ohio. He works for The Brick Factory in Washington, D.C. doing Drupal, Wordpress, and custom development, founded the Northwest Ohio PHP User Group, and works with local developers helping them with programming and server administration. He works in a variety of languages, including PHP, nodejs, Python, and others.