Toptal published and illustrated a lengthy article I wrote on what I call Adminimisation, that is, automating away the boring and routine tasks involved in running a web service. Useful if you program admin dashboards which you or your staff regularly grapple with.).
Adminimisation: Tips for Building Great Admin Dashboards
How to build a robust administrative area that'll help you automate away the boring and routine tasks involved in running a web site
The original piece is part of my Confessions of an Unintentional CTO book, which is currently available to read for free online.
The most dangerous bugs are those you remain chronically unaware of–as all too often occurs with failing scheduled scripts
Tips, shortcuts and revisions to the original method
The most common source of bugs in web applications?