Posts categorized as PaaS

How to schedule background jobs using the clockwork-gem

First of all the most obvious question has to be discussed: Why we can’t just use cron for scheduled jobs? An essential part of a PaaS is to isolate running application instances from another. Therefore all application instances run in so called Warden containers. Warden is an operating system level virtualization framework shipped with Cloud Foundry,… Read more »

Protecting custom domains with HTTPS and custom SSL certificates

Per default every application deployed on anynines is accessible via a subdomain of for both HTTP and SSL protected HTTPS. However, in most cases applications should be accessible via a custom domain and, of course, this should be also possible via HTTP and HTTPS. Anynines is based on Cloud Foundry, an open source PaaS. Hence, it… Read more »

Continuous Deployment with anynines, github and Travis CI

A few words about continuous deployment Continuous deployment is part of the continuous delivery paradigm. The basic idea of continuous delivery is to automate the software delivery process as far as possible. This includes automated testing, continuous integration as well as continuous deployment. Your continuous deployment benefits With a working continuous deployment chain in place you… Read more »