PaaS Providers Must Evolve or Die

Technology changes almost as frequently as the latest fashion trend. What’s in vogue today will be out of favor tomorrow; some technologies will fade away while others morph into something new. One of the technologies currently going through a transformation is Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Changes in business requirements, government regulations, and developer strategies are placing new demands on PaaS providers, and a new type of PaaS infrastructure is starting to emerge to meet the changing requirements.

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Ruby on Rails vs PHP

There’s more than one way to build a web application. No matter what type of application you are trying to create, your programmers have their preferred approach and their preferred code languages to accomplish the task. In the world of web applications, most program developers have to decide between Ruby on Rails versus PHP.

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What to Look for When Considering Application Hosting

Cloud computing has made hosting business-critical applications easier and less expensive. Application hosting makes deploying the resources you need easier and faster—without the overhead of additional hardware, software, and personnel. Once you decide to host your business applications, the question becomes, what criteria do you need to consider when looking for an application hosting provider?

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5 Commercial Use Cases Continue to Prove the Value of Ruby on Rails


Ruby on Rails continues to gain popularity as an effective platform for developing web and cloud applications. Today, there are at least 865,472 business websites running on Ruby on Rails, and the number is growing. Ruby on Rails continues to gain momentum partly because it is open source, which means the developer community continues to improve the platform, and also because Ruby on Rails was created to promote “programmer happiness,” which means programmers are more productive and more efficient developing in Ruby on Rails than on other platforms such as .NET and Java.

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Do we still need RVM Gemsets?

RVM or Ruby Version Manager allows you to install and manage Ruby environments. Similar tools are Rbenv and chruby. I previously wrote about installing these on a Mac here.

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Top 5 reasons Not to miss Rails Conf

Every year, there is a gathering of developers, looking toward the future of a framework that nearly 15 years ago brought Ruby to the web. That gathering is Rails Conf, and the 2018 edition is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

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Rails Encrypted Credentials Use AES 128-bit Key

Rails 5.2 introduces Credentials which replaces Secrets and Encrypted Secrets from previous Rails versions. I have previously written about Credentials for those of you wanting to know more.

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Using Rails and Vue JS, Part 1

Vue (pronounced as view) calls itself the progressive JavaScript framework. It is designed to be incrementally adoptable. You can use Vue to build user interfaces on a few pages or a few areas of an existing Rails view. You don't have to throw away existing Rails code.

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[Press Release] Engine Yard Publishes Guide to PaaS

Ruby on Rails Experts’ New E-Book Explores How This Technology Is Evolving

Austin, TX—March 9, 2018—Engine Yard, the leading provider of support services for Ruby on Rails applications, today announced it is publishing a guide detailing how PaaS is changing amid today’s application development landscape. The e-book, PaaS Is Dead: The Digital Evolution of a “Dying” Platform, is available for free download at www.engineyard.com/paas-is-dead. 

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Pros and Cons of DevOps as a Service


It seems as though every component of business computing is being offered as a cloud-based service, including DevOps. The business advantages of using cloud services are obvious: You can rent computing resources rather than having to buy and manage them, and you can make changes faster since there is no on-site hardware to deal with. However, can you really outsource every aspect of business computing? Can DevOps as a Service really work? Does cloud collaboration between development and operations speed up projects, or does it mean companies lose control of business-critical applications?

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