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Here you will find ideas and code straight from the Software Development Team at SportsEngine. Our focus is on building great software products for the world of youth and amateur sports. We are fortunate to be able to combine our love of sports with our passion for writing code.

The SportsEngine application originated in 2006 as a single Ruby on Rails 1.2 application. Today the SportsEngine Platform is composed of more than 20 applications built on Rails and Node.js, forming a service oriented architecture that is poised to scale for the future.

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Changing Data Centers - One Step at a Time

02/27/2015, 11:00am CST, By Luke Ludwig

How we moved from EC2 Classic to EC2 VPC.

Swap it Like it's Hot

11/12/2013, 2:30pm CST, By Andy Fleener

Perform fast zero downtime deploys with almost any app server you want using the hot-swap deployment algorithm.

ElasticSearch on OpsWorks

09/19/2013, 2:15pm CDT, By Ian Ehlert

A quick guide with some open sourced chef recipes to get ElasticSearch up and running on AWS OpsWorks.

OK Computer: Application Health Monitoring with No Surprises

06/28/2013, 9:15am CDT, By Patrick Byrne

We built OK Computer for configurable application health checks. We've been using it in production for a while now and think you'll find it useful.

To Affinity and Beyond

04/09/2013, 5:30pm CDT, By Patrick Byrne

How to improve performance of multi-zone database access without sacrificing redundancy.

SendGrid Outage Drives Home the Importance of Redundancy

04/01/2013, 2:45pm CDT, By Luke Ludwig

Starting now the Sport Ngin platform is sending mail through two services: SendGrid and our new provider Mailgun.

Zeroing in on Zero Downtime

06/05/2012, 7:07am CDT, By Patrick Byrne

Zero downtime is a big deal to us. How big? Read on and find out!

Deploying when Removing Columns with Rails with Zero Downtime

07/11/2011, 8:00am CDT, By Luke Ludwig

By overriding the ActiveRecord::Base.columns method we are able to avoid the ActiveRecord::StatementInvalid exception thrown when removing a column from a table.