Web Development: A Blog to Watch

If you’re not a developer or ever spend time in the engine room of the Internet, ie. working with servers, move on, there’s nothing to see here.  On the other hand, if you do, I’ve got just the blog for you.  Over the past couple months, Matt Sheilds, System Administrator extraordinaire, has resumed blogging at a new site, SysadminValley.com.  

If you want quick access to the tips and tricks that will make your Linux servers or MySQL databases hum along at peak efficiency, this is the place for you.  Sheilds delivers in spades.  For example, the other day I needed info on how to do a SED search on a server to replace multiple instances of some text within a bunch of files.  So off I went to Matt’s site and I found exactly what I was looking for.  While there, I also found a neat MySQL tuning tool which helped us diagnose some of the problems we were having a on one of our sites.  That’s the kind of Twofer I can use!

He’s building the site out with information on things he comes across in his day to day work with the 900,000 domains Namemedia has under management (disclosure, I too, work for Namemedia).  He’s a guy I rely on, and you should as well.

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