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Developing on the Rackspace Open Cloud is now easier with the new Rackspace provider driver in Vagrant 1.1!
Installing Rails can be one of the trickiest things to overcome for a newbie to Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Being an open source project with lots of dependencies is a great strength for Rails and allows it to innovate quickly, but it has the unfortunate side effect of making a prospective developer jump through a lot of hoops, particularly for someone new to programming or new to the Unix/Linux world.
In the IT world, few technologies have gained popularity without backing from developers. Applications are at the heart of the data center, and now the cloud. Let’s face it, they add value to data; therefore, it is imperative to get buy-in from your software developers if you want to make your application development project a success. Even in the infrastructure space, the cloud will be consumed through code (scripting in small- to mid-sized businesses and sophisticated application frameworks in big enterprises). So regardless of whether you are talking about IaaS, PaaS or SaaS, buy-in from the developer community will increase your chances of success many fold.
OpenStack is the platform upon which Rackspace has built its open cloud. The community-driven cloud operating system, which Rackspace co-founded, has sparked an open source cloud revolution. Enabling the community of hundreds of developers to contribute code and leverage the OpenStack cloud however they want has created a shift in how applications are developed. This blog series collects insight straight from key developers on the front lines about how they became involved in OpenStack and the open cloud, and what contributions they’ve made.
OpenStack is the platform upon which Rackspace has built its open cloud. The community-driven cloud operating system, which Rackspace co-founded, has sparked an open source cloud revolution. Enabling the community of hundreds of developers to contribute code and leverage the OpenStack cloud however they want has created a shift in how applications are developed. This blog series collects insight straight from key developers on the front lines about how they became involved in OpenStack and the open cloud, and what contributions they’ve made.
OpenStack is the platform upon which Rackspace has built its open cloud. The community-driven cloud operating system, which Rackspace co-founded, has sparked an open source cloud revolution. Enabling the community of hundreds of developers to contribute code and leverage the OpenStack cloud however they want has created a shift in how applications are developed. This blog series collects insight straight from key developers on the front lines about how they became involved in OpenStack and the open cloud, and what contributions they’ve made.
There has been a lot said about what Rackspace has done to build out our open cloud platform and products that leverage OpenStack. We’ve highlighted how it introduces a new level of choice for portability, avoids vendor lock-in and puts control back in our customer’s hands.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Travis Reeder, Co-Founder and CTO of Iron.io, a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner. Iron.io provides hosted messaging and background processing services for developers who want to spend less time managing infrastructure and more time building great applications.
I wrote on the RackLabs blog over the weekend about our first Rackspace Developers Conference and I thought I’d post a pointer to it here on the Rackspace blog too. To make a long story short, we held a big conference here in San Antonio last week for all of the Rackers who develop software here at Rackspace. We’re thinking next time we’d like to invite some of our customers. Does this sound like something you’d be interested in attending?
We went to Chicago for PyCon 2008 last week. So, “what’s PyCon?” you might ask. PyCon is a conference for the Python community. And no, it has nothing to do with folks who keep snakes as pets.
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