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
Or how to avoid frustration configuring, debugging, and rescuing servers and third-party services
Presented in the form of 10 axioms
Or how to dramatically reduce training time, speed up recovery during disasters, and make future programmers love you