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18 Months of docopt - A Polyglot CLI Option Parser

By Phil Whelan, April 3, 2014

--docopt=YES! Back in late 2012 when I was working on building kato, the system administration tool for Stackato, we were looking for the perfect option parser. Up to that point kato was written in Python, but for various reasons we decided to jump ship and write it from scratch in Ruby.

Category: stackato

Highly Distributed Ruby Rspec Tests - Part One - Theory

By Phil Whelan, January 15, 2014

One thing that slows developers down, other than the QWERTY keyboard, is running tests. Test-driven development is widely accepted as the best way to write code. Yes, it takes time to write tests, but it is an investment which leads to more resilient code as development progresses.

Category: stackato

Building a PaaS in Ruby

By Phil Whelan, January 29, 2013

Stackato not only supports developers in pushing apps using any stack, but it is also built using many different technologies and programming languages. Ruby is still the predominant language for these technologies, with Python, Node.js and Go chasing closely behind.

Category: stackato

Bentframe: Developed with Komodo, deployed to Stackato

By Eric Promislow, January 4, 2012
Bent Frame: bike collision data

For years now I've been working on tools that help build and debug Rails applications, but other than the Candidate Buzz demo application, I haven't actually created many myself.

Category: stackato

Private PaaS: More than Java for Implementation Success?

By Angie Hirata, January 3, 2012

Java private PaaSFor the past few months, as we've been talking to large enterprises about Stackato and their private PaaS plans, some interesting IT strategies have emerged around the role of languages like Python, Ruby, and PHP play in the mix with Java.

Using YAML to Drive App Deployment

By Troy Topnik, November 30, 2011
stackato.yml config - Automated Deployment

There's a very handy but sometimes overlooked feature of the stackato client that we'd like to let you know more about. I often have to remind myself to point it out when I'm doing demos for people, as it's something that I've quickly come to take for granted.

Category: stackato

New Relic App Monitoring in Stackato

By Troy Topnik, October 26, 2011
New Relic Monitoring on Stackato

As Diane Mueller mentioned in a post back in August, we've partnered with New Relic to provide application-level monitoring of apps running on Stackato.

Category: stackato

We're Giving Away a Kindle! Enter our Stackato Sample App Contest to Win

By Diane Mueller, August 3, 2011

Win yourself an Amazon Kindle and major bragging rights!

Solving the Wedged Web App Problem with Komodo's Rx Toolkit

By Eric Promislow, July 18, 2011

As part of the beta launch for ActiveState's Stackato cloud platform, we've written a Rails app that tracks the tweet activity on some of the players in the upcoming American presidential election (only less than 16 months away as I write this!). You can read more about CandidateBuzz here.

Category: komodo, stackato

Oracle De-Rails NetBeans, Komodo Stays on Track

By Eric Promislow, January 28, 2011
Komodo IDE and Ruby on Rails

This week NetBeans announced they're dropping support for Ruby on Rails, starting with the next version, due next spring.

Category: komodo
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