: September 2012
Root-level domains now supported on AppFog!
Everyone loves custom domains. No one wants their company or personal website to be housed at http://18.104.22.168 or http://www.geocities.com/84672382. That’s why we’ve offered custom domain support from day one on AppFog. Above and beyond this capability, enabling you to provide apps with root-level domains has been on our roadmap for several weeks based on developer
How to Load Balance Your App Around the World
Cross-datacenter load balancing has been a black art for most people. Services like AppFog have made it easier than ever to deploy applications to multiple data centers, however the last mile has been hooking all these datacenters together. AppFog is working on solutions to make this seamless, but with a little elbow grease and a
Could Portland be the best city in the country for developers right now?
Okay, so I’m biased. I’m a native Portlander and I love living here. I’m Portland’s staunchest defender and was so way before Portland was considered cool. I cried when the Blazers lost to the Pistons in the 1989-90 NBA Finals (I was 7 at the time). I went to Reed College. I’m a Cascadian nationalist.
Clone/redeploy is now available with the AppFog CLI tool!
As many of you already know, one of the things that we’re most passionate about here at AppFog is our support for multiple infrastructures. The ability to easily migrate apps and services from one infra to another, run them on multiple infras simultaneously, and to move between infras at will are, we firmly believe, essential
Task scheduling support on AppFog with standalone apps
Since we launched AppFog a few months back, a lot of users have had questions about cron job support, which is often essential to the basic functioning of an app. Fortunately, it is already possible to run cron jobs on AppFog, and there are a few ways of doing so in just about any language
Node.js is taking over the Enterprise – whether you like it or not
TL;DR: The question is no longer if Node is enterprise ready. The question now is the following: what major digital enterprises will end up being the last hold-outs? There’s now no question whatsoever that Node is far more than a flash in the pan. The question nowadays is not whether or not Node will
The developer’s toolkit: node.js Connect
If you’re already familiar with the node.js community, then you’re undoubtedly aware of the Express framework, which is phenomenal, widely used in production by the likes of Google and Yahoo, and somehow just very, very right. Well, TJ Holowaychuk, the creator of Express, is the author of numerous other, very useful modules. In addition to
AppFog now has SSL support!
Big News: You can now add SSL support to any application on AppFog hosted in AWS today! All you need to do is upgrade to any paid plan and SSL quotas can be added immediately. The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol is an essential aspect of today’s internet, and it’s hard to picture a secure
RailsGirlsPDX at AppFog HQ
No doubt about it: RailsGirlsPDX, held this past weekend at AppFog headquarters, was a smashing success. Make sure and check out photos by yours truly here. RailsGirls is a two-day workshop that is designed to help and encourage women to get involved in web development. It began in Helsinki, Finland in the summer of 2010.
This is how we know PaaS is winning
We talk to a lot of analysts and a lot of journalists here at AppFog. One of the questions we’ve been asked a lot over the last two years is, “is the Enterprise really going to adopt PaaS?” In the last week we’ve seen the clearest indications yet that the Enterprise is already adopting PaaS.