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Zero Downtime Just Isn’t Worth It

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When I describe Wrenchmode to developers, often the first reaction I get is: “But zero-downtime isn’t really that hard…” Unfortunately, I think that view misses the point of Wrenchmode. It’s…

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A Better Heroku Maintenance Mode

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Heroku’s default maintenance page is, well, a bit boring. It looks more like an nginx error and less like a friendly notice. Of course, they allow you to customize and…

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Wrenchmode Explained Simply

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To make it easy to understand what Wrenchmode is, I created a little whiteboard animation video. We’ll put it on the homepage soon enough, but until then, enjoy!

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What Web Maintenance can learn from The Psychology of Waiting Lines

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Web Maintenance happens, site downtime happens, and in our haste to address it from a technical side we often neglect the human element of downtime. The user, safely tucked behind their…

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Creating a WrenchMode WordPress Maintenance plugin

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One of our goals is to create a WordPress plugin for WrenchMode. I started my design career as a WordPress theme designer and eventually shifted into developing my own. Oftentimes I’ve…

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Marching on Toward a Node Maintenance Mode

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Since the beginning, the goal with Wrenchmode has been to support pretty much any language or framework that has a middleware stack. Rack for Ruby was our first target, but…

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