Render, Fly.io & Railway: PaaS Container Deployment in 2024

Heroku was one of the first platforms that made it easy to deploy your app without having to manage the underlying infrastructure - this was a revolution back in the days and introduced the concept of PaaS (Platform-as-a-service) to the wider developer community. The main idea was to abstract away as much of the infrastructure as possible, so developers could focus on building and deploying their applications. However, a lot of time has passed, Heroku was bought by Salesforce and has become less competitive in terms of pricing and features....

February 17, 2024 · alex franz

Deploying Container Apps with faasd

This post will show you how to easily deploy containerized applications using faasd. Based on OpenFaas - faasd allows you to run and deploy container applications on a single host. While its big brother OpenFaas was (mainly) designed for Kubernetes-deployments, faasd is meant to be a lightweight alternative for those who just want to run a low-traffic app on one machine - ideal for side projects! I am using faasd to host personal projects like geozip: a simple webapp to search for global postalcodes....

November 22, 2022 · alex franz