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Using the NGINX JavaScript Module to Progressively Transition Clients to a New Server

Building customized upstream selection with JavaScript code Editor – This is the second in a series of blog posts about the NGINX JavaScript module, which was formerly called nginScript (this post uses the names interchangeably). The first post discusses why NGINX, Inc. developed its own implementation of JavaScript, and presents a sample use case. The subsequent posts…

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DevOps and Immutable Delivery

This blog post is adapted from a presentation given by John Willis at nginx.conf in San Francisco in September 2015. You can watch the video of the presentation on YouTube. Table of Contents 0:10 Introduction 2:37 Immutable 3:50 Immutable Infrastructure Myth 4:25 Order Matters 5:33 Management Methods 8:40 Why (When) Does Order Matter? 13:40 Package Example 15:15…

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Move Your Enterprise Applications to the Cloud with this Free O’Reilly Ebook

More and more enterprises are migrating their applications to the cloud, doubtless having noticed the phenomenal success of innovative startups like Airbnb, Netflix, and Uber. Those companies have fully exploited the cloud to catapult themselves from small challengers to category leaders in a few short years. Taking advantage of the flexibility and efficiency of the…

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Installing NGINX and NGINX Plus with Puppet

[Editor – The solution described in this blog relies on the NGINX Plus Status and Upstream Conf modules (enabled by the status and upstream_conf directives). Those modules are replaced and deprecated by the NGINX Plus API in NGINX Plus Release 13 (R13) and later, and will not be available after NGINX Plus R15. For the solution to continue working,…

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3 Ways to Automate with NGINX and NGINX Plus

How long would it take your organization to deploy a change that involves just one single line of code? In many organizations today, manual processes are slowing down the process of deploying and managing applications. Manual processes create extra work for developers and operations teams, cause unnecessary delays, and…

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Get the Hands‑On Guide to CI/CD with Docker in this Free O’Reilly Ebook

It’s no secret that the use of Docker and container technologies is on the rise. We recently surveyed the broad community of NGINX and NGINX Plus users and found that a full two‑thirds of organizations are investigating or already using containers in some way. Whether you’re already running contained applications in production or are still thinking…

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Using NGINX Plus for Backend Upgrades with Zero Downtime, Part 3: Application Version

[Editor – This article has been updated to use the NGINX Plus API for live activity monitoring and dynamic configuration of upstream groups, replacing the separate Status and Upstream Conf APIs that were originally used.] This is the last of three articles in our series about using NGINX Plus to upgrade backend servers with zero downtime. In…

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Using NGINX Plus for Backend Upgrades with Zero Downtime, Part 2: Individual Servers

[Editor – Except as noted, this article has been updated to use the NGINX Plus API for live activity monitoring and dynamic configuration of upstream groups, replacing the separate Status and Upstream Conf APIs that were originally used.] This is the second of three articles in our series about using NGINX Plus to upgrade backend servers with…

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Using NGINX Plus for Backend Upgrades with Zero Downtime, Part 1: Overview

Upgrading backend servers in a production environment can be a challenge for your operations or DevOps team, whether they are dealing with an individual server or upgrading an application by moving to a new set of servers. Putting upstream servers behind NGINX Plus can make the upgrade process much more manageable while also eliminating or greatly…

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