Ansible is a simple, but powerful, server and configuration management tool (with a few other tricks up its sleeve). Ansible for DevOps helps those familiar the command line and basic shell scripting start using Ansible to provision and manage anywhere from one to thousands of servers.
Drupal VM is a VM for local Drupal development, built with Vagrant and Ansible, which runs on Mac OS, Linux, and Windows, and supports multiple guest OSes, multiple versions of PHP, and many different Drupal deployment scenarios.
The project has been available on GitHub since early 2014, and uses Ansible, Vagrant, and either VirtualBox or VMware to build local development environments.
In 2015, after the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the second generation of Raspberry Pi computers, with a 4-core ARM processor (which is more than 6x faster than the processor used in its predecessors), I decided to buy a bunch of them to use for local Ansible testing and for presentation purposes.
In 2014, I presented DevOps for Humans: Ansible for Drupal Deployment Victory at DrupalCon Austin 2014 in Austin, TX. The event had over 3,500 participants from around the world, and the session was given on the last day of the conference.
The Easy Chicken is a family-owned business in St. Louis, MO offering backyard chicken rental, purchase, and assistance. Many families are beginning to explore backyard farming, growing veggies and raising chickens; The Easy Chicken helps these families sift through any local requirements and regulations, get a coop, rent or purchase hens, and get started with feed, care, and egg collection!
Mercy.net is one of the top 100 .net websites, and helps over a million visitors per month with their healthcare. The website is built on Drupal 7, and uses Domain Access, Apache Solr Search Integration, Varnish ESI, Views, and geolocation modules for much of the main functionality on the site.
Hosted Apache Solr is an inexpensive solution for Drupal site builders to get an Apache Solr search core integrated with their website. For a small monthly or yearly fee, you can have your search cores hosted by Midwestern Mac.