FreeBSD ZFS Boot Environments

FreeBSD has spent the last few years implementing awesome Solaris-based features such as DTrace and ZFS. Here at Wayfair, we use FreeBSD on our servers and our development environments. As a security engineer for Wayfair, I’m tasked with many fun projects. I get to test out different configurations and applications…

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Wayfair Code Deployment, Part 3

If you haven’t already read the overview of our deployment system or the architecture of our deployment server you might want to check those posts out first. In this article I will discuss how we deploy code in a unique way that gives us all the flexibility of the symlink…

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Eric Ries and the Lean Startup

Last January Eric Ries was kind enough to host a continuous deployment breakfast at Wayfair. It was a great discussion, and we were happy to learn that we have independently arrived at similar conclusions over the last 9 years, and built a system that aligns closely with some of the…

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