What the Obama IT team teaches us about polyglot programming
4Gb/s, 10k requests per second, 2,000 nodes, 3 datacenters, 180TB and 8.5 billion requests. Design, deploy, dismantle in 583 days to elect the President. #madops – Scott VanDenPlas, Obama for America IT team From the standpoint of tech geeks like myself, the IT operation behind Obama for America was extremely impressive. Why? Because the operation
The developer’s toolkit: Ender.js
You guys know me. You know that I talk a lot of things up in this space. I can’t help it. I’m a generally excitable person. But one thing I have never said is that I’m completely blown away by something. Well, now is that time. I am completely blown away by Ender. What problem
Root-level domains now supported on AppFog!
Everyone loves custom domains. No one wants their company or personal website to be housed at http://184.108.40.206 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
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
Analytics + memcache = love: AppFog announces add-on partnership with MemCachier and StatsMix
We here at AppFog are pretty pumped today. Why? Because we just added two new (and stellar) add-on partners. As you know by now, web development today is a much more sophisticated animal than it used to be. Nowadays, it’s not enough to have pages that load “quickly enough.” You need to minimize loading times,
What I Learned From Going GA
I built the AppFog app console and have contributed heavily to building the globally distributed API proxy for our new AppFog product. This console complements the command-line tool as the face of our product, providing a nice graphical user interface. In case you haven’t used it, the app console runs on AppFog and talks to
MongoLab is now available as AppFog’s newest add-on!
Do you like MongoDB? Have you been using AppFog and longing for a way to link up to a hosted Mongo database? Well, you’re in luck, because we at AppFog are announcing today that support for MongoLab is now live as an AppFog add-on. MongoLab is a great tool because it takes all of the
Add-Ons now live for AppFog
Developers who are used to working with PHP Fog (or with Heroku) are used to the Add-on services available for use within your apps when using these services. These integrated third party services allow you to quickly and easily extend your apps, adding and provisioning services that are bound to your app with a single
PostgreSQL support is now live on AppFog!
As many of you already know, PostgreSQL is a phenomenal database technology. It’s an established and battle-tested ACID-compliant object-relational database with thousands of contributors in its open source community. For any PaaS seeking to offer a fully-rounded palette of database options to developers, Postgres is an absolute must-have. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce today