: November 2012
AppFog now supports Node 0.8!
Questions we’ve gotten recently: “When is Node 0.8 support coming?” “Why don’t you have support for Node.js v0.8?” “I need Node 0.8 for my project to work on AppFog!!” Okay. We get it. You want Node 0.8. tl;dr We now support Node 0.8. longer If it wasn’t clear already, we’re enormous Node.js fans at AppFog. We’ve
Managing multiple MySQL databases with the phpMyAdmin jumpstart on AppFog
Last week, I posted a tutorial on using AppFog’s phpMyAdmin jumpstart for easily managing MySQL databases in your browser. At the time, using this jumpstart was possible only by cloning a GitHub repo and then running af push from within that repo. It was a decent solution, but we realized later that enabling users to
Tutorial: RabbitMQ + Node.js on AppFog
A few weeks back, we announced that we were introducing Redis and RabbitMQ support on AppFog. I was extremely excited about this and am looking forward to seeing what people do with these tools. I got the ball rolling with a Redis/Sinatra tutorial, and now I want to show you how to get started with
How to use Amazon S3 for persistent file storage on AppFog
Right now, we’re working hard on providing persistent file storage for AppFog. This kind of service is nice to have with a variety of languages and frameworks, but for PHP it is essential, and we know that. We’ll make a big announcement as soon as AppFog persistent file storage is both battle-tested and production-ready. For
New tutorial on the PHP Fog blog: MySQL data migration from PHP Fog to AppFog
On Tuesday, I posted a new tutorial on the PHP Fog blog on migrating your application code from PHP Fog to AppFog. As we all know, though, migrating application code is merely one part of any full-fledged migration process. And so yesterday I posted an additional tutorial on MySQL data migration between the two platforms.
Cloud Foundry Core and the Future of PaaS
Today, VMware released a new project that we are very happy to be a part of. Cloud Foundry Core is a set of definitions designed to provide structure and standards across the PaaS market. Designed to enable portability and protect against vendor lock-in, Cloud Foundry Core gives buyers and developers the confidence they need when
AppFog Welcomes Three New Add-On Partners
Another week, another batch of wicked-cool add-on partners joining the AppFog ecosystem! This week we are delighted to announce three new partners, all of whom provide features and functionality that have been requested by lots of developers and enterprises. As of right now, all three are live and ready to be used by you! Appsecute
New tutorial on the PHP Fog blog: how to migrate application code from PHP Fog to AppFog
In case any of you AppFog users are interested in migrating currently existing application code from PHP Fog to AppFog, I just posted a tutorial on the PHP Fog blog laying out how to do so in just a few steps. If you have an app already running on PHP Fog, the move to AppFog is
How to update your app on AppFog with Git
As it stands, if you want to manage your apps on AppFog using the command line, you need to use the af Ruby gem to do so. We do not offer direct support for Git or other version control systems. Fortunately, proper use of Git hooks enables you to integrate usage of the af gem
100,000 Deploys on AppFog!
On 31 Oct at 11:28am, our 100,000th deployed app was pushed live AppFog. The app deployed was a mobile backend app written in Node. This is a significant milestone for any Platform-as-a-Service. We want to thank all of you for helping us get here. It’s been quite a journey to date – and we’re just