Posts By: Julian Weber

How-to deploy your Node.js app on anynines

I wrote a small Node.js app to test deploying with Node.js and MongoDB on anynines. The application enables visitors to browse quotes and add their own to the database (what could possibly go wrong?). It’s not likely it will ever win a startup competition, but it IS a neat way to demonstrate deploying a JavaScipt… Read more »

How-to use the anynines Swift service with Carrierwave

Web apps often produce files such as images, videos or documents. For a long time it was standard to put those files into the filesystem – but as we mentioned in a recent post – today that is considered a bad practice. Instead we recommend using OpenStack Swift, a highly scalable solution that can serve… Read more »

How to use the anynines Swift service with Paperclip

Web applications often produce files such as images, videos or documents. For a long time it was standard to put those files into the filesystem. Today this is considered a bad practice. Why is storing to filesystem bad? Using the filesystem as persistent storage breaks with rule number 6 of the 12factor manifest. This introduces… Read more »