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Chapters from Starting & Sustaining
Establish working backups
Backups aren’t a big deal until you need them. Unfortunately, by the time you need them, you may not have them. Whatever you do, don’t skip out on backups. Set them up and ensure they’re tested regularly so your business doesn’t become another example of what not to do.
Integrate email seamlessly
Email is a critical piece of infrastructure that can’t be taken for granted. It’s an extension of your software’s interface, and customers expect it to feel seamlessly integrated.
Monitoring is the new cofounder
You can’t keep an eye on all of the moving parts of your application. At some point, something’s going to fail, and when it does it needs to fail loudly and provide information to fix it. This is where monitoring comes into play to ensure minimal impact when things do go wrong.
Discounts from Starting & Sustaining
These products and services include discounts when you purchase the full package of Starting & Sustaining.
dnsimple: $5 credit
Buy, connect, and operate your domains like a pro.
Linode: $20 of free credit
High performance SSD Linux servers for all of your infrastructure needs.
Postmark: $50 of free credit
Fast and reliable transactional email delivery
Resources & Links
Considerations for evaluating transactional email service providers
I put together a detailed guide of considerations and things to look for when trying to choose a transactional email service provider.
Transactional email bounce handling best practices guide
An exhaustive guide to help you understand bounce handling and design a solution to mitigate bounces and empower users to correct issues before they become a bigger problem.
Products, Services, & Tools
Tired of missing or delayed emails? Postmark delivers your transactional email to cusotmers on time, every time.
Cloud Hosting with high performance SSD Linux servers for all of your infrastructure needs.
An all-in-one workflow that combines global deployment, continuous integration, and automatic HTTPS
Connect Your Apps and Automate Workflows. Easy automation for busy people. Zapier moves info between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work.
Siteleaf is a content management system designed for a better web.
Transform your plain text into static websites and blogs.
The framework for building websites. Hugo is open-source static site generators. With its speed and flexibility, Hugo makes building websites fun again.
Build static websites with an easy-to-use framework. Middleman is a static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development.
Powerful image processing, simple API. Imgix transforms, optimizes, and intelligently caches your entire image library for fast websites and apps using simple and robust URL parameters.
Simple, efficient background processing for Ruby.
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority.
Buy, connect, and operate your domains like a pro.
Google Cloud delivers secure, open, intelligent, and transformative tools to help enterprises modernize for today’s digital world.
Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organisation meet your business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favourite tools and frameworks.
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.
Codeship is a fast and secure hosted Continuous Integration service that scales with your needs. It supports GitHub, Bitbucket, and Gitlab projects.
Say Goodbye to Static Documentation
Apiary provides the leading API-First platform designed specifically to help companies accelerate and control the design, development and documentation.
GitHub is a development platform inspired by the way you work. From open source to business, you can host and review code, manage projects, and build software alongside 31 million developers.
GitLab is a single application for the entire software development lifecycle. From project planning and source code management to CI/CD, monitoring and security.
Bitbucket is more than just Git code management. Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test, and deploy.
Daux.io is a documentation generator that uses a simple folder structure and Markdown files to create custom documentation on the fly.
Swagger open source and pro tools have helped millions of API developers, teams, and organizations deliver great APIs.
Fewer revisions, faster approvals, better content. Meet your new Content Operations Platform
Dossier is an app for organizing customer conversations, no matter where it happens, with zero disruption to the ways you already communicate.
Airtable works like a spreadsheet but gives you the power of a database to organize anything.
All-in-one workspace. Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized. Notion is all you need — in one tool.
The easiest way for users to connect their bank accounts to an app
A fake SMTP server to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging environments without spamming real customers.
Fast, highly available IP Geolocation API with reliable performance.
With IPinfo, you can pinpoint your users’ locations, customize their experiences, prevent fraud, ensure compliance, and so much more.
How do you ensure your emails get delivered? How should you configure transactional email? What emails should you send?
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