Everybody Loves PaaS; PaaS is Failing
In the beginning, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) was created for developers, not for enterprises. Developers could deploy and test applications within minutes, not days, weeks or months. PaaS enabled developers to sidestep the need to invest in a platform of their own (or mess with jumping the IT queue). And Developers found it good. Agility and velocity
Rackspace and AppFog and Beer, Oh My!
Apps and Beer are good, but add a free iPad and you’ve really got a party. Rackspace and AppFog are throwing a Happy Hour on Thursday, February 7 at AppsWorld in San Francisco, and we’re asking developers to create an app that helps us choose the beers that will be served at the party. Because, you
AngularJS: the beauty of concision
Some of you might remember a Backbone blogging engine I made a while back (here’s the code). It certainly wasn’t the most advanced use case for Backbone, but I think that it did a decent job of elucidating some of Backbone’s features: event-driven responsiveness, templating, collections, and so on. It was also a great learning
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 AppFog Teams feature is now in public beta
Collaboration has always been an essential part of coding. While plenty of solid programmers operate lone wolf-style, coding has throughout history been primarily a collective venture–from the first teams of scientists hacking on ENIAC back in the day up to our slightly-more-advanced present. Nowadays, a variety of tools exist to make group collaboration easier and
Announcing the Winners of the AppFog Cloudy New Year Resolution Contest
Thank you to everyone who shared their Cloudy New Year Resolutions in our recent contest. See all of the entries in the comments section of the original blog post. And of course, a big shout out to our contest sponsor Cloud Foundry! We’ve had a chance to review all of your smart and funny resolutions,
PaaS First; IaaS Second: Five Reasons to Select Your PaaS First
In this guest post, Mark Geene along with Vineet Joshi, Co-Founders of Cloud Elements, an AppFog integration partner, provide a perspective on why selecting the right PaaS is one of the most important decisions you can make in designing your cloud application. Are you building your cloud application directly on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider vs. using
AppFog Continues to Grow Ecosystem
If you’re a Platform – success is dependent upon your Ecosystem. And our ecosystem just keeps on growing! This week we welcome two of our developers’ favorite Add-On Partners — Logentries and Xeround. With the addition of these two fantastic partners, we believe we are starting to realize the promise of this ecosystem – and
Resolve to make 2013 Cloudier: You could win a GoPro HD Hero Naked camera!
The contest has now closed. Thanks to everyone who commented and tweeted their Cloudy New Year’s Resolutions! We’re going through all of your entries now and will be announcing our six winners of the GoPro HD Hero Naked cameras shortly, so stay tuned. For those just tuning in, here’s what the contest involved. We encouraged
Two reasons why PaaS is so much more than automation
Bruno Terkaly is a heck of an interesting and intelligent guy. I suggest you check out his many videos and writings. As a fellow developer evangelist, I look up to Bruno a lot. And like him, I’m heavily invested in the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) paradigm, as you can well imagine given that I work at AppFog.