We just unveiled a new feature for Webbies that allows you to save your deploy settings for future installations or for replicating the very same stack into other Webbies.
When you get to the final deployment screen for a ReadyStack deployment, you’ll notice a new button that reads “Save this Deploy”.
By clicking the button, a window will pop up , and you’ll be prompted to give the current deploy settings a name to save it for later.
By saving it, you can deploy a ReadyStack with the exact same attributes, and all you have to do is click one of the saved deploys, right on the Redeploy page:
It happens a lot quicker now: you just have to click the link and confirm. This way you can keep a collection of 1-Click Quick Redeploys around, ready to be used.
If you’ve read our blog lately, you are probably aware that we’ve sold out, and only doing instant activations for invitees. However, we are now expecting a 48-72 hour delay for all new accounts. First priority will be for those who already paid and are waiting to be activated.
We’re working as a fast as we can to get new hardware in, so we can keep provisioning Webbies and keep up with our customers needs. The main problem we have is for the amount of time it takes Dell to ship servers to us, and yes, we are now using all Dell servers now, it helps us save time since we don’t have to put them together ourselves. But there’s nothing to worry about, we’re expecting some servers to be delivered and ready to go by Friday July 24th.
We’ll be rolling out all new Webbies that are placed from today until friday on those new servers, and we should have a new order of servers arrive here a week after that.
In the end, we just want to be 100% transparent with our customers, and not give false time frames for getting a Webby. Our goal is to get everyone on board with the new batch of servers as soon as they’re ready to go. We thank everyone for their patience, your messages of support and caring, really motivate us.
Update: Delay is now down to 24 hours.
Update: Webbies are now activated instantly.
This really sucks, and we’re sorry for this hassle – but we’re currently sold out for new customers (doesn’t affect current customers). But don’t worry there’s some good news:
We’re open if you haven an invitation.
We are heading to erubycon in Columbus, OH. I’m looking forward to meeting up with some of our community and being able to share ideas on what you’d like to see from us in the future here at Webbynode.
Come find me (Travis) at the conference and fill me in on what projects you’re working on or what you’d like to see hosted on a Webby.
If you are going to be attending let me know so I can keep an eye out for you!
Come find me (Travis) at the Ruby Hoedown in Nashville, TN on August 28-29th.
This is a free event and I’ll be available to chat with everyone that shows up and has any questions or just wants to chat about what’s going on behind the scenes here at Webbynode.
If you’ll be there too, let me know so I can look for you.
Hope to see you there.
The latest buzz in terms of database in the Rails and Ruby world is MongoDB. It’s not only the hype, though: it’s a solid document-oriented (or schema-free) database which is very fast and scalable.
We’re going to use MongoDB for a couple of new features we’re unleashing in the near future. After doing some research we decided to user John Nunemaker’s stellar (reusing the word he used to describe MongoDB itself) MongoMapper (GitHub).
The DSL MongoMapper provides is really nice. You define your models (or your documents definitions) in a very nice way. Basically each model can be either a Document or an EmbeddedDocument. While the first generates a new document, the former will generate a document that can only be used within another document (or, in other words, as a relation). It’s a nice way to describe a problem domain, without having too much nesting on your logical models. Let me try to explain this with code.
Imagine we have our app domain described by the following code:
See how you can save a Customer instance, but not an Address instance? That’s because an Address doesn’t imply a document per se, it only exists in other documents.
While implementing the feature I tried to create a model inheritance structure, so I could interop between them. Even though this would be achievable without former polymorphic associations, I decided to give it a shot.
After a night of coding, here’s what you can now do with MongoMapper:
I love when I find a library like MongoMapper, but I like it even more when I can give back.
And if you like this addition, you should recommend me here.
- => MongoDB Homepage
- => John Nunemaker’s Blog Post about MongoMapper
- => jnunemaker/mongomapper on GitHub
- => fcoury/mongomapper on GitHub (my fork with polymorphic associations)
Until next time,
1. Open for those with invitations.
If you wanna get a Webby ASAP, you can get invited, we put a nice invite system together so if you a have a friend who has a Webby ask them for an invitation.
2. Invited people get VIP Accounts, and save 15% off.
We know being out of stock and not being able to get a Webby when you want it sucks, so we’ll be giving invitees 15% off for the life of their account.
3. We’ll send you an invite
If you don’t know anyone who can invite you, add your email in the box below and we’ll be happy to send you an email to let you know when we have more Webbies for sale. In the meantime, annoy your friends until they share an invitation with you.
Its terrible to be sold out. We are already waiting for a big order of servers we placed and should be here in less than 10 days before we can start provisioning Webbies again. Thanks for your continued patience and support.
Today we’re happy to announce a new Readyapp will be available as a deployment option for your Webbies. We are working hard every week to bring on the most voted features to the Webby Manager.
This ReadyApp is called Spree E-commerce which is a leading open source e-commerce platform written on Ruby on Rails.
Last but not least, if you signed up during the time that we have been running the 15% off special, you’ll see a brand new badge to recognize you as a VIP Account holder, which means you will get the discounted price for as long your account remains active. Now you can brag to your friends, cause if they don’t sign up within a **few** days, they’ll miss out!
We hope this new ReadyApp, and new features make life easier for all who want to deploy applications easier and faster, please get in touch with any comments/questions. Enjoy
Hey there folks. We just pushed out the door a new Webby Manager release. Here is a summary of the goodness this brings:
DNS records order
Records are now sorted by type and name.
Gmail DNS Integration
Due to popular demand we added a button to DNS zone page, so once you sign up for Gmail for Apps (in the Google for Apps website), all you have to do is click this button and follow Gmail instructions for activating your account.
We added this amazing open source CRM product called Fat Free CRM: to ReadyApps.
Feedback & Bug Reporting
We’ve added UserVoice to the Webby Manager so users can request and vote on Features.
More to come, so stay tuned!